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2nd-Century Bc Works

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Published August 17th 2011
ISBN : 9781157420200
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26 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 51. Chapters: 2nd-century BC architecture, 2nd-century BC books, 2nd-century BC manuscripts, 2nd-century BC steles,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 51. Chapters: 2nd-century BC architecture, 2nd-century BC books, 2nd-century BC manuscripts, 2nd-century BC steles, 2nd-century BC treaties, Works by Terence, Rosetta Stone, Temple of Kom Ombo, Pergamon Altar, Acra, Sirach, Andria, Mawangdui Silk Texts, Rosetta Stone Decree-list of Ptolemy V accomplishments and rewards honored, House of the Faun, Temple of Anahita at Kangavar, Heauton Timorumenos, Cholesbury Camp, De Agri Cultura, Eunuchus, Basilica Aemilia, Temple of Hercules Victor, M cchakatika, Stoa of Attalos, Temple of Concord, Aqua Marcia, Forum Boarium, Temple of Veiovis, Roman-Jewish Treaty, Treaty of Apamea, Temple of Jupiter Stator, Hasmonean Baris, Nubayrah Stele, Adelphoe, Farnese Bull, T i Xu n J ng, Stoa of Eumenes, Treaty of Tempe. Excerpt: The Rosetta Stone is an ancient Egyptian granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The decree appears in three scripts: the upper text is Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the middle portion demotic script, and the lowest Ancient Greek. Because it presents essentially the same text in all three scripts (with some minor differences between them), it provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Originally displayed within a temple, the stele was probably moved during the early Christian or medieval period and eventually used as building material in the construction of Fort Julien near the town of Rashid (Rosetta) in the Nile Delta. It was rediscovered there in 1799 by a soldier of the French expedition to Egypt. As the first ancient bilingual text recovered in modern times, the Rosetta Stone aroused widespread public interest with its potential to decipher the hitherto untranslated Ancient Egyptian language. Lithographic copies and plaster casts began circulating amongst European museums and scholars. ...