Iraq: ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics were deciphered earlier than thought

29.12.2004

29.12.2004

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Medieval Arab scholar Ibn al-Vahshiyya Nabati 1000 years before the Frenchman Champollion deciphered the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The conclusion reached by the Iraqi historian Yahya Mir Alem, who studied the written at the beginning of the IX. BC medieval Arabic manuscript "Passion knowledge of written characters," which

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How was solved the mystery of Egyptian hieroglyphics

In August 1799, the French engineers were digging a trench in the suburb of Rosetta, a town located near Alexandria. Bonaparte (from 1804 — French Emperor Napoleon I), invaded the country, preparing for a decisive battle for Egypt with other invaders — Turkish and English, and his troops with feverish speed strengthened bases on the coast.

Suddenly, one of the sappers shovel rattled against the stone. It was a massive slab of black basalt covered with mysterious clearly carved inscriptions. Detachment commander ordered to clean it from dust and dirt, and deliver to the headquarters.

French scientists

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Hieroglyphics in Egypt

In August 1799, the French engineers were digging a trench in the suburb of Rosetta, a town located near Alexandria. Bonaparte (from 1804 — French Emperor Napoleon I), invaded the country, preparing for a decisive battle for Egypt with other invaders — Turkish and English, and his troops with feverish speed strengthened bases on the coast.

Suddenly, one of the sappers shovel rattled against the stone. It was a massive slab of black basalt covered with mysterious clearly carved inscriptions. Detachment commander ordered to clean it from dust and dirt, and deliver to the headquarters.

French scientists who

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