Monday, September 22, 2008

Daily Disambiguation: Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone


Have you ever read the translation?  Holy crap those were some arrogant and long-winded bastards.  And the darn thing never had a point.  I was expecting a "Donde está la biblioteca" in ancient languages, or possibly a  "passez s'il vous plaît le fromage". No I get to read talk about sons of gods, gods of the sun, and sons of the sons of the god of the Sun.  


More. Boring. Than. Beowulf.


Want the cliff notes version:
The inscription on the Rosetta Stone is a decree passed by a council of priests, one of a series that affirm the royal cult of the 13-year-old Ptolemy V on the first anniversary of his coronation.



I can't believe that thing inspired 3 songs, 2 bands, a translation software that they annoy me at the mall with.


Oh and the ancient Egyptians they had a priestly language and a common language....bigots!


So a random decree was found and that broke open the world of the Ancient Egyptians to us.  I guess Bureaucrats have a purpose after all.  Just wait a thousand years for when whoever decides to dig up th UN.  Some jerk will love reading that snoozefest.
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