Spotlight: Rosetta Stone (196 BC) – not the learning-language software…


The Rosetta Stone—pictured above and inscribed with a decree at Memphis, Egypt in 196 B.C.—was rediscovered in 1799 by a French soldier in a small village in the Delta called Rosetta.  This stone has been the key to understanding and decoding Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Today, it is the most visited object in the British Museum (Britain defeated France in Egypt in 1801 and took ownership ever since), and a very popular computer-assisted language learning program named its company based on this rock.

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