hieroglyphics

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hieroglyphics' oblong frame cartouche
Frenchman and Egyptologist who studied the Rosetta Stone and in 1821 became the first person to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics (1790-1832) Champollion , Jean Francois Champollion
hieroglyphics, simplified style of demotic
hieroglyphics, cursive style of hieratic
cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics; used especially by the priests hieratic , hieratic script
writing that resembles hieroglyphics (usually by being illegible) hieroglyph , hieroglyphic
part of an inscribed granite stela that was originally about six feet tall and was set up in 196 BC; the inscriptions in hieroglyphics and Demotic and Greek gave the first clues to the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics Rosetta Stone
hieroglyphics' decipherment key Rosetta stone
British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829) Thomas Young , Young
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