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Podcast Episode 62: The Rosetta Stone





Welcome back to Accessible Art History: The Podcast! In this episode of the podcast, I'm discussing the Rosetta Stone. Although it is a simple looking rock, it was the key to unlocking the Ancient Egyptian civilization!


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Cover image: Rosetta Stone

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Possible reconstruction of the Rosetta Stone

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Thomas Young

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Jean-François Champollion

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The Rosetta Stone on display at the British Museum in 1985

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Sources


The Writing of the Gods: The Race to Decode the Rosetta Stone by Edward Dolnick

https://bookshop.org/a/17007/9781501198939

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Gardner’s Art through the Ages by Fred S. Kleiner


https://www.history.com/news/what-is-the-rosetta-stone


https://blog.britishmuseum.org/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-the-rosetta-stone/


https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ancient-art-civilizations/egypt-art/ptolemaic/a/the-rosetta-stone


https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/napoleon/facts-and-figures/napoleon-in-egypt.html


https://www.britannica.com/biography/Thomas-Young


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decipherment_of_ancient_Egyptian_scripts


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_Stone#Reading_the_Rosetta_Stone


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