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    while the soldiers in the town were destroying a citadel was unprecedented because it had three different languages on it, the only understood one being Greek (Silet 1). The three languages on the stone were, as stated, Greek, the common Egyptian demotic, and 14 lines of hieroglyphics (Giblin 27). Scholars familiar with the Greek language and writing system were able to translate that section, and the final sentence revealed a fact that set the groundwork for future translations of the other parts

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    From Signs to Print

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    introducing events that... ... middle of paper ... ...ied to decipher the demotic writing were unsuccessful, mainly because they thought that it resembled the Greek writing. It was not until 1814 when a scientist named Thomas Young began studying the stone that it was realized that demotic resembled the hieroglyphics (Robinson 60-62). The most recent hieroglyphic writing dates all the way back to the third century AD. Demotic writing continued until the fifth century AD until the influence of Christianity

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    Egyptian Gov.

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    In Egypt, Gods ruled every citizen’s day to day lives. You would wake up with Ra, the Sun God, and then you work all day to please them. As well as living to please the Gods, each citizen had many laws that they needed to follow each and every day. It is thought that all of these laws within Egypt were codified. (Egypt: Law and the Legal System, 2013) For laws to be codified, it means that they make their laws part of some type of an organized arrangement. Many laws that were in place were basically

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    known to Europeans as Rosetta. The stone is a black slab that is now called granodiorite. The stone is over a meter high, 28cm thick and weighs over three-quarters of a ton. On the face of the stone there are three scripts engraved onto it: Greek, demotic and hieroglyphs. Interestingly enough, upon translation the three scripts are found to say the same thing but with slight variations. Napoleon’s army originally found the stone but surrendered it to the British once being defeated at the Battle of

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    Rosetta Stone Influence

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    For 1,500 years, the world had lost the way to understand ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic scripts. Then, in 1799, a French soldier stumbled upon an artifact that sparked a race to read the forgotten words of the pharaohs. The Rosetta Stone was discovered in the ruins of the fort St. Julien, near the mouth of the Nile downriver from Rosetta. Renowned by the entire world, the Rosetta stone changed people’s lives because of its origins, how it influenced life today, and the battle of where it belongs

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    H and C

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    Although ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt are two very different civilizations, they do have one thing in common. These two civilizations are both credited with being one of the first civilizations to invent their own writing style. 7 The two writing systems addressed in this essay have many differences, but also many similarities. Despite the fact that both ancient writings started as pictograms and evolved from that, they come from different civilizations and time periods. Despite the fact that

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    Rosetta Stone Influence

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    For 1,500 years, the world had lost the way to understand ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic scripts. Then, in 1799, a French soldier stumbled upon an artifact that sparked a race to read the forgotten words of the pharaohs. The Rosetta Stone was discovered in the ruins of the fort St. Julien, near the mouth of the Nile downriver from Rosetta. Renowned by the entire world, the Rosetta stone changed people’s lives because of its origins, how it influenced life today, and the battle of where it belongs

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    In the short story “a demotic dilemma” written by Carson Mccullers deals with how a parent has to be responsible and must sacrifice their wants and need to take care and provide for their family. As well as the negative effects of a dysfunctional family on a young child. Therefore, it talks about a woman by the name of Emily's that has two children a boy named Andy and a girl named Marianna. Moreover, in the short story Emily's husband Martin has his job translocated by the company he works for

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    traditions has been passed on verbally and through scripts. From the time of the Old Kingdom (3100 B.C) in Ancient Egypt, hieroglyphs were used as a tool to pass on information about their history, culture and everyday lifestyle. Hieroglyphs, hieratic and demotic are three stages of writing that were practised throughout Ancient Egypt’s history. This paper will briefly explain the history and use of hieroglyphs in the Ancient Egyptian times. It started off as pictures that were drawn in caves and on rocks

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    Have you ever heard about the Rosetta Stone? The Rosetta Stone is a stone that was discovered in 1799 with writing on it in two languages, these being Egyptian and Greek. The writing uses three scripts which are hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek. In the story From The Riddle of The Rosetta Stone Key to Ancient Egypt by James Cross Giblin, the author writes about a sequence of events that affected the discovery of the Rosetta stone. Figuring out the writing on the Rosetta Stone took many mistakes and

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