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Black History Month Fact #11
The Rosetta Stone is the first template for translating the Kemetic language, the “hieroglyphics”, or metu neter as the Ancient Egyptians called it.
The Rosetta Stone is a stone with writing on it in two languages (Egyptian and Greek), using three scripts (hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek). It was written in 196 BCE, discovered in 1799, and translated in 1822 by Jean-François Champollion.
The Rosetta Stone is written in three scripts because when it was written, there were three scripts being used in Egypt. The Rosetta Stone was written in all three scripts so that the priests, government officials and rulers of Egypt could read what it said.
The first was hieroglyphic which was the script used for important or religious documents. The second was demotic which was the common script of Egypt. The third was Greek which was the language of the rulers of Egypt at that time.
^Detail of hieroglyphic and demotic script on the Rosetta Stone


Black History month fact #28: Rome had an African emperor
fact #27: Haiti was the first free Black nation of the “New World”
fact #26: The Pan African flag and its colors.
fact #25: Judaism originates in Africa.
fact #24: Buddhism originates in Africa.
fact #23: Africa is bigger than you think.
fact #22: The origin of black female sexual exploitation in US media.
fact #21: Catholic Virgin Mary was Black.
fact #20: Africans founded Chinese dynasties.
Fact #19: Africans invented the calendar.
Fact #18: Africans came before the Mayans.
Fact #17 Africans discovered America
Fact #16: Africans saw planets with the naked eye.
Fact #15: Africans in Europe
Fact #14: vase Heart symbol
Fact #13: Chess originates in Ethiopia
Fact #12: The Great Pyramid of Giza and Pi (3.14)
Fact #11: The Rosetta Stone
Fact #10: The Shabaka Stone
Fact #9: Ancient Egyptians wore locs.
Fact #8: Africans had walled cities.
Fact #7: Africans had the first sewers, toilets, and perfumes.
Fact #6: The first modern humans were born in Africa
Fact #5: Ancient Egyptians were Ethiopian-descendent.
Fact #4: Origin of Greek language
Fact #3: West African empires were wealthy
Fact #2: Etymology of the word Egypt
Fact #1: Pyramid builders were Black.

Black History Month Fact #11

The Rosetta Stone is the first template for translating the Kemetic language, the “hieroglyphics”, or metu neter as the Ancient Egyptians called it.

The Rosetta Stone is a stone with writing on it in two languages (Egyptian and Greek), using three scripts (hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek). It was written in 196 BCE, discovered in 1799, and translated in 1822 by Jean-François Champollion.

The Rosetta Stone is written in three scripts because when it was written, there were three scripts being used in Egypt. The Rosetta Stone was written in all three scripts so that the priests, government officials and rulers of Egypt could read what it said.

The first was hieroglyphic which was the script used for important or religious documents. The second was demotic which was the common script of Egypt. The third was Greek which was the language of the rulers of Egypt at that time.

Detail of hieroglyphic and demotic script on the Rosetta Stone
^Detail of hieroglyphic and demotic script on the Rosetta Stone

Black History month fact #28: Rome had an African emperor

fact #27: Haiti was the first free Black nation of the “New World”

fact #26: The Pan African flag and its colors.

fact #25: Judaism originates in Africa.

fact #24: Buddhism originates in Africa.

fact #23: Africa is bigger than you think.

fact #22: The origin of black female sexual exploitation in US media.

fact #21: Catholic Virgin Mary was Black.

fact #20: Africans founded Chinese dynasties.

Fact #19: Africans invented the calendar.

Fact #18: Africans came before the Mayans.

Fact #17 Africans discovered America

Fact #16: Africans saw planets with the naked eye.

Fact #15: Africans in Europe

Fact #14: vase Heart symbol

Fact #13: Chess originates in Ethiopia

Fact #12: The Great Pyramid of Giza and Pi (3.14)

Fact #11: The Rosetta Stone

Fact #10: The Shabaka Stone

Fact #9: Ancient Egyptians wore locs.

Fact #8: Africans had walled cities.

Fact #7: Africans had the first sewers, toilets, and perfumes.

Fact #6: The first modern humans were born in Africa

Fact #5: Ancient Egyptians were Ethiopian-descendent.

Fact #4: Origin of Greek language

Fact #3: West African empires were wealthy

Fact #2: Etymology of the word Egypt

Fact #1: Pyramid builders were Black.

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