The History of Media (The Beginning-1950 A.D.)

Rosetta Stone

    A black granite fragment of a larger piece containing 3 identical texts written in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, another ancient Egyptian writing called Demotics, and ancient Greek. Originating around 200 BC, it was eventually rediscovered by a French soldier during Napoleon’s 1798 campaign in Egypt.
    This artifact is significant in that it is possibly the first time a language has been translated in history, bridging the linguistic gap between ancient Egypt and Greece. If it had not been rediscovered in 1798, we may still not know the hieroglyph's true meaning.