Roots Of Knowledge Panel E1


Roots Of Knowledge Panel E1


Much of civilization’s ancient development occurred in the Fertile Crescent — a region encompassing Egypt’s Nile, the Levant, and Mesopotamia. For instance, the lower-left corner contains imagery and text from the Code of Hammurabi, a Babylonian legal code dating back to circa 1772 BC. Above the code is another famous relic of ancient text: the Rosetta Stone. This Egyptian stele is inscribed with a decree made in 196 BC by Ptolemy V, with the text written in three languages: Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic Egyptian, and Ancient Greek. After being redis- covered by the French Army in 1799, the Rosetta Stone opened a floodgate of archaeological research.



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