The Rosetta Stone - What Is It?
Updated: May 18
So the Rosetta Stone is just a big old rock with scribbles on it right?
Let us tell you why this is one of the most important discoveries of all time:
The Rosetta Stone:
What is it?
A stele (fancy Latin, it means ‘stone’) inscribed with a decree written in both Egyptian hieroglyphs and Ancient Greek.
Why is that important?
It enabled Egyptologists to understand hieroglyphs for the first time.
Who found it?
The French soldier Pierre-François Bouchard in 1799, during Napoleon’s campaign in Egypt.