- Ancient History DVDs
- The Rosetta Stone Unlocking the Mysteries of the Ancient World
The Rosetta Stone Unlocking the Mysteries of the Ancient World
Found by Napoleon's troops in 1799 near the Egyptian town of Rosetta this black basolt stone carved with a 2nd cent. BC inscription in hierglyphics, demotic Egyptian and Greek became the key to our understanding of the language of ancient Egypt. This DV , suitable for Year 11 students planning to study Egypt for the HSC, tells the compelling story of Jean Francois Champollion who finally broke the code of the Rosetta Stone and opened the way to the modern reading of Egyptian hieroglyphs.