The Rosetta Stone and Translation Services

By |September 22nd, 2011|

Discovered by one of Napoleon’s soldiers in 1799, the Rosetta Stone is a great example of early translation and proved the key to our modern understanding of hieroglyphics.

The ancient Egyptian stele (stone slab) is uneven in shape, but stands at 3’ 9” at its tallest point, is 11” thick and weighs approximately 120 stone!

The stone bears the inscription of a decree issued on behalf of King Ptolemy V in 196 BC, and is so important to linguists because it is written in two languages and three alphabets: hieroglyphics; demotic and Greek. This gave scholars the opportunity to use the Greek […]