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ROSETTA STONE FOUND ON THIS DAY IN 1799

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On this day in 1799, during Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, a
French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing
near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles north of Alexandria. The irregularly
shaped stone contained fragments of passages written in 3 different scripts:
Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Egyptian demotic. The ancient Greek on
the Rosetta Stone told archaeologists that it was inscribed by priests
honoring the king of Egypt, Ptolemy V, in the second century B.C. More
startlingly, the Greek passage announced that the three scripts were all of
identical meaning. The artifact thus held the key to solving the riddle of hieroglyphics, a written language that had been “dead” for nearly 2,000
years.

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The Rosetta Stone on display in The British Museum.

"Lithograph image depicting a group of scholars (mostly male, with the occasional female also in attendance), dressed in Victorian garb, inspecting the Rosetta Stone in a large room with other antiquities visible in the background"
"Lithograph image depicting a group of scholars inspecting the
Rosetta Stone during the
Second International Congress of
Orientalists
, 1874.

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REMAINS OF CASTLE UNCOVERED IN EGYPT

(Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, Facebook)
(Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, Facebook)

(Fox News) – An Egyptian archaeological mission has unearthed the ancient remnants of a 2,600-year-old military castle, meaning it dates back nearly
three millennia.

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities said in a Facebook post, “The castle was
found in the North Sinai province”.
The government agency said that they
were able to find the North-East Corner Tower and the remains of the South-
East Corner Tower, as well as the extension of the south wall. The castle
was dated to the Psamtik era, which ran from 664 to 610 B.C.
                                                    

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STUDENTS FIND 6,000 -YEAR-OLD STONE AX

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(Fox News) – High school students on an archaeology field trip helped discover
a 6,000-year-old stone ax head at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.

Roughly 7 inches long and 3 inches wide, the ax would have been an important
part of the Native American tool kit in the fourth millennia B.C, according to
experts. Famous as the home of one of America’s founding fathers, the
Virginia estate also offers a fascinating glimpse into the nation’s earlier
history. The artifact is now one of more than 50,000 artifacts found on the
Mount Vernon estate.

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George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.

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A NEW DISCOVERY WAS MADE THIS WEEK


Recently discovered mummies seen in a mummification workshop.

Cairo (AP) – Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating
back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo.

The discovery on Saturday, which includes a mummification workshop and a
shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the Saqqara necropolis
of Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt.

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A news conference in front of the step pyramid of Saqqara, in Giza 
where Archaeologists say they have discovered a mummification workshop.

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ANCIENT GOLD COIN UNCOVERED IN EGYPT

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(Fox News) – Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed a 2,200-year-old gold
coin depicting the ancient King Ptolemy III, an ancestor of the famed
Cleopatra.

The coin, which bears the image of the King on one of its faces, was
discovered during the excavation of a large Greco-Roman building at the
San El-Hagar archaeological site in Northern Egypt.

Ptolemy III ruled Egypt in the 3rd century B.C. Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities
says that the coin was made during the reign of King Ptolemy IV in memory
of his father. Ptolemy IV
reigned from 180 to 145 B.C.

The Ministry explained that archaeologists also found pottery vessels,
terracotta statues, bronze tools, a stone fragment engraved with
hieroglyphs and a small statue of a ram at the site in the Nile Delta.

The value of the coin has not yet been revealed. 

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Ptolemy III Euergetes ("Ptolemy the Benefactor")
Born 284 BC.

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Cleopatra VII Philopator, Born 69 BC –
Died at age 39.

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