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Rosetta Stone   /roʊzˈɛtə stoʊn/   Listen
Rosetta Stone

noun
1.
A part of an inscribed granite stela that was originally about six feet tall and was set up in 196 BC; the inscriptions in hieroglyphics and Demotic and Greek gave the first clues to the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics.






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Words linked to "Rosetta Stone" :   stela, stele



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