Sunday, December 14, 2008

Champollion's Discovery

Champollion was the guy who deciphered the hieroglyphs. He went through many steps to do this. First, he received a copy of the Rosetta stone. With this he discovered 13 characters, but luckily his friend went to Egypt to copy hieroglyphs and he brought them back to Champollion. With that, Champollion found 2 cartouches that he found out mean Ramses, and Thutmose. Wow great job! That was the key to deciphering hieroglyphics. He was so happy, that he ran down stairs, and burst into his brothers room.Then he yelled, "I've done it!" Way to go Champollion!

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