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Mans Most Brilliant Invention
EgyptKnown and Unknown
Thomas Young The Pioneer
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Achaemenid Akkadian Alan Gardiner Alice Kober alphabetic ancient Egypt ancient Egyptian writing ancient writings appeared archaeologists Assyrian Babylonian began Behistun Rock called cartouche century b.c. Chadwick Champollion characters cient civilization classical clay tablets copied Cretan Crete cuneiform writing Darius decipher decipherment demotic Dynasty early Egyptian hieroglyphs Elamite Evans fact Greece Grotefend group of signs Harkhuf hieratic hiero Homer Hor-Aha hundred inscribed inscriptions Jean-Francois John Chadwick King Knossos known Kober Koptic Kopts land later learned lived London mainland Mesopotamia Michael Ventris Middle Bronze Age Minoan Minos modern monuments Mycenaean Greek Nile Old Persian palace papyrus period Persepolis pharaoh philologist phonetic values Pylos Rawlinson records represented Rosetta royal scholars scribe script scriptions Semitic sound values stone story Sumer Sumerians symbols temples thee thou thousand tion tombs translation unknown language Ventris's walls word writing system written wrote Xerxes young