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July 19, 1799: Rosetta Stone Discovered

Lecture no. 16 from the course: This Day in History

July 19, 1799: Rosetta Stone Discovered

| 09 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

The Rosetta Stone—a rock inscribed with parallel passages of ancient Greek writing, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and Demotic script—has had quite a history. Follow this chapter of its transient story involving Napoleon and what the black basalt slab meant to him.

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j********m
July 20, 2019
It said listen by signing in. Nothing!

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s********m
July 20, 2019
concise summary of the relevant events, and brings great energy to the presentation.

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c********m
July 20, 2019
Very interesting indeed. I am not giving 5 stars beacuse as with many other Great Courses lecturers, the constant hand gestures are very distracting. They should be used for emphasis not done continuously.

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