Rosetta Stone found in Egypt

Egyptian archeological digs were performed by a group of French scholars, historians, engineers, and surveyors as members of Napoleon Bonaparte’s invading army in 1798. Their main discovery, Rosetta Stone, a monument displaying Ptolemy V Epiphanes’ decree in three languages that led to hieroglyphics decipherment by Jean-Francois Champollion in 1822.The archeological discoveries were recorded in the Description de l’Egypte (1808 and 1825).

Date:
      1798, 1808 and 1825, 1822
Name(s):
      Napoleon Bonaparte
Occupation:
      Scientist, Archeology
Location:
      Egypt

Additional Information:

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