Monday, July 2, 2012

The Rosetta Stone

Here's Mr. Hunter posing in front of a particularly important rock: The Rosetta Stone.  The Rosetta Stone dates back to ancient Egypt and was rediscovered in 1799, and it provided a key for finally understanding hieroglyphics.

Hieroglyphs and Demotic on the Rosetta Stone

Here's the name "Mister Hunter" in hieroglyphics, courtesy of the Online Hieroglyphics Translator:

Owl Reed Leaf Folded Cloth Bread Loaf Vulture Mouth
Twisted Flax Wick Quail Chick Water Bread Loaf Vulture Mouth

Demotic and Greek sections of the Rosetta Stone

Room 4
The British Museum
London, England
September 2011

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