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Author Topic: What is the Rosetta Stone actually about?  (Read 1307 times)

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What is the Rosetta Stone actually about?
« on: 19 October, 2016, 07:56:16 PM »
Like most people I know that the Rosetta Stone contains the same text written in three different ancient alphabets, Greek being one of them which enabled savvy archaeologists to decode the previously indecipherable other two.

But like most people I don't know what the Rosetta Stone is about.

What does the Rosetta Stone actually say? Is it a love story? A guide book? Is it even worth reading?
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Re: What is the Rosetta Stone actually about?
« Reply #1 on: 26 November, 2016, 10:38:53 AM »

It's been a good couple of months without an answer so may I ask again? What sort of story do the inscriptions on the Rosetta stone actually relate? Is there a good translation of it somewhere out there on the Net?
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Re: What is the Rosetta Stone actually about?
« Reply #2 on: 31 December, 2016, 08:27:44 AM »

Oh go on! Someone answer this before the year is out. Please.
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Re: What is the Rosetta Stone actually about?
« Reply #3 on: 20 February, 2017, 11:17:34 AM »
It's OK. You can all rest easy now. I've found the answer myself. Written in three different early languages, the Rosetta Stone is a text written by a group of priests in Egypt to honour the Egyptian pharaoh. It lists all of the things that the pharaoh has done that are good for the priests and the people of Egypt.

The three languages are the hieroglyphic which was the script used for important or religious documents in Egypt at the time. Plus Demotic which was the common script of Egypt. And, finally, the third was Greek which was the language of the rulers of Egypt at that time.

The Rosetta Stone is all about pretty dull stuff, apparently. Read all about it in the full translation of the text of the Rosetta Stone on...http://www.sacred-texts.com/egy/trs/trs07.htm

There are also some interesting facts about it on...http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/writing/rosetta.html
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