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Description: A development on the Egyptian fractal theme. Managed to find a transcript of the Rosetta stone, and used it as a heightmap over a sphere and a plane, added a Menger hypercube, texture and lights, et voila!

The Rosetta Stone was the original key to the decipherment of hieroglyphics. It was a damaged stone (much of the top is missing), found by Napoleon's invading army, at Rosetta (apparently French for Rashid) in northern Egypt, in 1799. It was captured by the British while still in Egypt, and is now in the British Museum. It is a stela (or stele, a stone with writing carved on it) with the same message (a decree from Ptolemy V) repeated three times, in hieroglyphics (Late Egyptian), in Demotic (another version of Egyptian), and in Greek. The first 26 or so lines are missing from the hieroglyphic part. The Rosetta Stone enabled Champollion and others to finally make progress deciphering hieroglyphics.

The Sphere has the cartouche of the pharaoh Ptolemy on the front, further down the script the cartouche is repeated, but misspelt. It can be seen in the right hand corner of the image. The second from last glyph is missing! I wonder how long the scribe lived after spelling the pharaohs name wrong?!!!

info courtesy www.jimloy.com/egypt/rosetta.htm

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Posted by: Dermis November 06, 2013, 03:24:07 PM

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