July 19, 1799. On the day when the French discovered the Rosetta stone - The Point

today, the Rosetta stone which enabled Champollion to decipher the hieroglyphs throne in the British Museum. And why not the musée du Louvre when she was discov

July 19, 1799. On the day when the French discovered the Rosetta stone - The Point


today, the Rosetta stone which enabled Champollion to decipher the hieroglyphs throne in the British Museum. And why not the musée du Louvre when she was discovered by French soldiers during the Egyptian campaign of Bonaparte ? It is that those pesky English we have stolen.

On July 1, 1798, the French army landed at Alexandria with the intention of grabbing the region to cut the British route to India. But Bonaparte, who belongs to the Academy of sciences brought with him many scientists. Alexandria was quickly occupied. The army rev...

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