Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Why are there 3 types of writing in Rosetta Stone?

The famous Rosetta Stone is a black granite slab inscribed with three ancient texts – two Egyptian and one Greek. This eventually helped researchers understand ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs, the meaning of which for centuries was far from historians. But why did ancient scribes include three different types of writing, or scripts, on this iconic stone in the first place?

The reason for the three scripts in stone ultimately stems from the legacy of one of the Alexander the Greatof generals. The Greek text on the stone is associated with the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt, founded by Ptolemy I Soter, the Greek-speaking Macedonian general of Alexander. Alexander conquered Egypt in 332 BC, and Ptolemy I Soter seized control of the country nine years after Alexander’s death. ,cleopatrawho died in 30 BC, was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty.)

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