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19th July 2016: this day in history

1799 – French troops in Egypt discover the Rosetta Stone, a basalt slab inscribed with three ancient languages that allows researchers over 20 years later to translate the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt. 43 more words


ON THIS DAY: July 19, 2016

July 19th is

Daiquiri Day


Flitch Day

The Dunmow Flitch Trials exist to award a flitch
(side) of bacon to married couples who can satisfy… 318 more words


Historical Happening: Rosetta Stone

Historical Happening: The Rosetta Stone was discovered on this day in 1799. It would open the door to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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ON THIS DAY: July 15, 2016

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1799 The discovery of the Rosetta Stone (significant tool for interpreting ancient Egyptian writings) 15 more words

British Museum

Tuesday 7th June – 22nd meeting of 2016

An underground from Charing Cross to Tottenham Court Road and a short walk led us to The British Museum today. 348 more words

13th June 1773. Rosetta Stone.

Thomas Young one of ten and from a Quaker background, was born Today in 1773 in Milverton, Somerset. Chiefly known for partially deciphering the black granite, Rosetta Stone, it was the repetition of Ptolemy’s name in the different scripts, which gave Young the clue to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics.(1) 372 more words