"Image of the Rosetta Stone set against a reconstructed image of the original…
The Rosetta Stone - British Museum - without the discovery of this, hieroglyphics would never have been translated.
The Rosetta Stone is a document that was carved in 196 B.C. and honours the Pharoah of Egypt praising him for the good things he had done for the priests and people of Egypt. The document is in three languages - Greek, Hieroglyphic and Demotic.After many years of studying the Rosetta Stone and other examples of ancient Egyptian writing, Jean-François Champollion deciphered hieroglyphs in 1822.
The Rosetta Stone, 196 BC; a fragment of a larger basalt steele, was written in Egyptian hieroglyph, Demotic (a shorthand) and Greek. Found by Napoleon's French soldiers while building a fort, it is now in the British Museum, London.