c. 3200 BCE
1822 CEChampollion announces decipherment of hieroglyphic writing.
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3200 BCE: Hieroglyphic script developed in Egypt.
2000 BCE: Minoan hieroglyphic script is invented.
196 BCE: The Rosetta Stone was made, a stela carrying a priestly decree from the reign of Ptolemy V in three languages: Egyptian hieroglyphs, demotic and Greek script.
1822 CE: Champollion announces decipherment of hieroglyphic writing.