Have you ever been to Egypt? There are many fascinating things about Egypt. Such as the language, the language they speak is Arabic. They use hieroglyphics to write. They wrote on papyrus. Papyrus is a reed plant that grows along the Nile. Egyptians used the reeds to make a kind of paper, also called papyrus. Papyrus paper was not different from the paper we use today. Does anyone notice how papyrus and paper are similar to each other? Did you notice that the word paper comes from the word papyrus? I never knew that the word paper comes from the word papyrus.
The historians learned to read hieroglyphics through the Rosetta Stone. The Rosetta Stone is a stone that has two languages which are Egyptian and Greek. The writing that they use on the Rosetta Stone is hieroglyphics, demotic,and Greek. The Rosetta Stone is written in three different scripts because when it was written there were three scripts being used in Egypt at the time. The first one was hieroglyphics because it was the script used for important or religious documents. The next one was demotic which was the common script of Egypt. The last one is Greek which was the language of the rulers of Egypt at the time. The Stone was written in all three of the scripts so that the priests, government official and the rulers of Egypt could read what it says.
Does anybody know when the Rosetta Stone was made? The Rosetta Stone was carved in 196 B.C.. Also the Rosetta Stone was found in 1799. Does anybody know who found the Rosetta Stone? The Rosetta Stone was found by a French Soldier who was digging in the Nile Delta town of Rosetta. Do you know where the Stone was found? It was found in a small village in the Delta called Rosetta. Does anyone know why it is called the Rosetta Stone? If you do not know I’m going to tell you, it is called the Rosetta Stone because it was discovered in a town called Rosetta.