Today in History: Rosetta Stone was Found

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Rosetta Stone

On this day in 1799, a French soldier discovered a black basalt slab engraved with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta.

The unevenly shaped stone contained fragments of passages written in three different scripts: Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Egyptian demotic.

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