The Rosetta Stone - British Museum - without the discovery of this, hieroglyphics would never have been translated.

The Rosetta Stone - British Museum - without the discovery of this, hieroglyphics would never have been translated.

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Chapter "For making the transformation into a Heron" from the Book of Coming Forth by Day. Papyrus of Nakht. Thebes, Egypt, Late 18th Dynasty, 1350-1300 BCE.

Chapter "For making the transformation into a Heron" from the Book of Coming Forth by Day. Papyrus of Nakht. Thebes, Egypt, Late 18th Dynasty, 1350-1300 BCE.

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The Gayer-Anderson Cat, Egypt, 600 BC, British Museum's collection
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Antinous depicted as the Egyptian god Osiris, discovered in 1738-9 in Hadrian's Villa | The Vatican Museum collection on loan to the British Museum

Antinous depicted as the Egyptian god Osiris, discovered in 1738-9 in Hadrian's Villa | The Vatican Museum collection on loan to the British Museum

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Painting From The Tomb Chapel Of Nebamun (Egyptian Scribe)  --  Circa 1350 BCE  --  The British Museum, London

Painting From The Tomb Chapel Of Nebamun (Egyptian Scribe) -- Circa 1350 BCE -- The British Museum, London

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When a family cat died in ancient Egypt, family members would mourn by shaving off their eyebrows. They also held elaborate funerals during which they drank wine and beat their breasts. The cat was embalmed with a sculpted wooden mask and the tiny mummy was placed in the family tomb or in a pet cemetery with tiny mummies of mice.

When a family cat died in ancient Egypt, family members would mourn by shaving off their eyebrows. They also held elaborate funerals during which they drank wine and beat their breasts. The cat was embalmed with a sculpted wooden mask and the tiny mummy was placed in the family tomb or in a pet cemetery with tiny mummies of mice.

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Life after dead in ancient Egypt. British Museum. Shared by Edith Cruz
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Sarcophagus of a priestess, Egypt, ca.1200 BC, 21th dynasty. Gilded wood | British Museum, New Kingdom

Sarcophagus of a priestess, Egypt, ca.1200 BC, 21th dynasty. Gilded wood | British Museum, New Kingdom

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The Rosetta Stone has the same inscription written in three languages; Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic, and Greek. Its discovery in 1799 was key to figuring out the hieroglyphic writing system, thus allowing modern historians to unlock the contents of many manuscripts and carvings that were previously unknown. The Rosetta Stone is currently located in the British Museum.

The Rosetta Stone has the same inscription written in three languages; Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic, and Greek. Its discovery in 1799 was key to figuring out the hieroglyphic writing system, thus allowing modern historians to unlock the contents of many manuscripts and carvings that were previously unknown. The Rosetta Stone is currently located in the British Museum.

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Wooden anthropoid coffin of Taihuty from Thebes (Egypt) 1077-943 BC (British Museum)
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