Rosetta Stone Research Paper

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Rosetta stone The Rosetta stone is a stele found by Napoleon’s army in 1798 in El-Rashid Egypt when they were building fortifications for a fort. The stone was originally made at the temple of Sais in the Nile Delta. The writing on the stone is written in three different languages Greek, Egyptian, and Priestly hieroglyphics. The stone was made to talk about the royalty of king Ptolemy V who was related to Ptolemy who was a general to Alexander the Great and took over Egypt after Alexander died. Ptolemy V was a very weak king so he had the stone made to tell every one of his power and that he was a living God. The stone like many other from this time was written in three languages. “In hieroglyphic (suitable for a priestly decree),

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