How did Egyptologists decipher hieroglyphics? Jean-Francois Champollion started working on decoding the ancient Egyptian writing when he was 9 years old at the end of the eighteenth century. When the Rosetta stone was discovered, he was able to decode the script and read the inscriptions. This opened up the world to a wealth of ancient knowledge and history as other scholars tackled the mysteries of Babylonian, Sumerian, Ugaritic, Hurian and Assyrian.
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DrDavidNeiman, . (2017, May 03). The History of Egypt (Part 2): Decoding Hieroglyphics. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/1158/
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