The ancient Egyptians were a great mystery to scientists until they deciphered hieroglyphics, the writing of the ancient people. The ancient civilization was mentioned in the Bible, but we didn’t know much about the Egyptians until a troop of French soldiers found a stone near the city of Rosetta in 1799. That stone eventually made it possible for Jean Champollion to decode the ancient text. We can read hieroglyphics today because of the Rosetta Stone.
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The Rosetta Stone