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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A basalt tablet bearing inscriptions in Greek and in Egyptian hieroglyphic and demotic scripts that was discovered in 1799 near Rosetta, a town of northern Egypt in the Nile River delta, and provided the key to the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics.

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  • Someday a Rosetta stone might turn up to bridge the gap between the writings left by the hadal empire and the modern languages of man.

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