Friday, 16 June 2017

Rosetta Stone ...

I ordered the Greek version from Amazon, some years ago ...

Try as I might, I just cannot get it to load on my Laptop. However it seems there is a tablet version, in the British Museum.


Along with very many other interesting things from Athens ...

I will be going back to explore at leisure, as soon as I can do so,

'The Rosetta Stone is a granodiorite stele, found in 1799, inscribed with three versions of a decree issued at Memphis, Egypt in 196 BC during the Ptolemaic dynasty on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The top and middle texts are in Ancient Egyptian using hieroglyphic script and Demotic script, respectively, while the bottom is in Ancient Greek. As the decree is the same (with some minor differences) in all three versions, the Rosetta Stone proved to be the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs'

Beach Auctions

The Beach auctions have again been delayed and are now scheduled for next Monday. No doubt the prices will be high for the bidders, but low in return for the successful licence holders. After all it will be week 8 of the season, and there will be just sixteen more left, until the end of it ...

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