What Ancient Egyptian Sounded Like - and How We Know

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As a child I watched in amazement Charleston Heston spoke in his deep theatrical voice in ENGLISH! But you know the real Moses did not speak that way nor did the Egyptians of that time. So what could ancient Egyptian have sounded like when spoken? This video gives us some idea and recounts the discovery of the Rosetta Stone.

Rosetta Stone

"Napoleon invaded and conquered Egypt in 1798, bringing with him a travelling academy of distinguished scholars. Originally displayed within a temple, the Stone was later reused as building material in the construction of a fort at Rashid (Rosetta) in the Nile Delta, and it was here that French soldiers of Napoleon’s army found it in 1799.The same year, the French fleet was defeated by Nelson at the Battle of the Nile. Two years later, the stranded French army was thrown out of Egypt by British forces and, under the terms of the Capitulations of Alexandria, Egyptian antiquities collected by the French passed into British hands – including the Rossetta Stone. In 1802, the Stone was transported to London and deposited in the British Museum, where it has remained ever since." from the article: Rosetta Stone

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