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The Rosetta stone

One of the biggest archaeological discoveries in the world was the Rosetta stone that lead to a lot of discoveries of the Egyptian civilization and proved it’s greatness, it was found in the Citadel of Qaitbay  by the French officer and engineer pepper Bouchard in the19th of July 1799, the Rosetta stone is a black big basalt stone that weights 760km and it contains two languages the ancient Egyptian language and the Greek language written in three fronts, the hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek front.

There was a lot of attempts to decipher the codes, the last attempt was done by the French scientist Champollion who started in the year 1805 and he worked on it for 17 years till he succeeded in deciphering the code of Rosetta stone in the year of 1822.

And despite the fact that Rosetta stone origin is Egyptian, it was found during the French campaign in Egypt but it’s currently located in in the British museum in London committing to the treaty of Alexandria concluded by the British with the French following the defeat of napoleon.