Rosetta Stone inside ancient Egyptian temple may hold language of the gods

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    An eerie stone found in an ancient Egyptian temple is said to hold within it the "language of the gods", and could be transcribed.

    One of the most famous objects housed in the British Museum, the legacy of the stone dates back to the era of King Ptolemy V, who reigned from 204 – 181 BC. His decree, slapped onto the slab and copied over the course of his time in power, featured in ancient temples across Egypt.

    Unfortunately broken and still not completed, the Rosetta Stone so far has 14 transcribed lines of hieroglyphic script, which means the rest of the "language of the Gods" is missing,

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    Cracking the code back in 1822, both Thomas Young and Jean-François Champollion were paramount to translating the hieroglyphs. Technically, it means Young and Champollion were the first to men to understand the "language of the Gods".

    Three sections were found in the ancient ruins, with three inscriptions currently available. The fearsome "language of the Gods", a type of speech and writing reserved for formal texts, was found on the top section.

    The remaining two featured "language of teh documents", everyday purpose script which was used by those who could read and write at the time. A final third is written in ancient Greek, the language of the final dynasty to control Egypt, RFI reported.

    It was thanks to Champollion the hieroglyphs were successfully translated, revealing a series of claims linking King Ptolemy V to God. An inscription reads: "Son of the Sun Ptolemy, the ever-living, the beloved of Ptah, the god who maketh himself manifest."

    But it was no smooth trip to uncovering and transcribing the Rosetta Stone. An ever-increasingly obsessed Champollion once claimed "I am Egypt's entirely, she is my everything".

    Writing it beside the Nile was a tad strange but after spending so long there transcribing the words of ancient kings who were linked with the Gods, it was understandable if he went a bit nutty. Still, there is plenty more to explore in the tombs of the emperors.

    The Daily Star previously reported the potential discovery of an "ancient alien library" which may now be lost to centuries of floods. Ironically enough, the infamous Hall of Records was said to hold information on the sunken city of Atlantis.

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