How the Rosetta Stone unlocked the secrets of ancient civilizations

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Wish we had one for Etruscan and Linear A….


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>Why does the plain-looking Rosetta Stone retain such a luster today, two centuries after its code was cracked? Egyptologist John Ray told Smithsonian Magazine’s Beth Py-Lieberman in 2007 that the stone “is really the key, not simply to ancient Egypt; it’s the key to decipherment itself. We knew there were big civilizations, like Egypt, but they’d fallen silent. With the cracking of the Rosetta stone, they could speak with their own voice and suddenly whole areas of history were revealed.” On this note, the decipherment of the Egyptian hieroglyphic writing system has facilitated the decipherment of other ancient writing systems and languages, most notably Carian (an Anatolian language distantly related to Greek and Latin). It was John Ray who made the first real breakthroughs in the decipherment of Carian, in fact.


And also exposed charlatans like Joseph Smith.


What about the ziox civilization?