This was mainly the key to discovering what hieroglyphics meant. It was found in 1799 among the ruins of Fort Saint Julien close to the Rosetta mouth of the Nile. On the stone there are 14 lines of hieroglyphics, 32 lines of Demotic Script, and 54 lines of Greek. The stone is about 3 feet tall, 2 feet wide, and 11 inches thick. When the stone was brought to scholars to study, they discovered that one of the languages was Greek. Many scholars knew how to read this language. In the mid 1820's, a man named Jean-Francois Champollion figured out how to read the hieroglyphics. It took him many years, but he finally unlocked the secret of the Rosetta Stone.
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