What is the importance of the Rosetta Stone?

For over 1,000 years people wanted to know how to translate hieroglyphics.

This is a picture of the Rosetta stone in the British Museum.

The Rosetta stone is named for the ancient Egyptian town of Rosetta, where it was found.

One of Napoleon's men found the Rosetta Stone.

This is a picture of Jean-Francois Champollion in front of the Rosetta stone.

He broke the code of the Rosetta stone and translated hieroglyphics.

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