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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:53 am    Post subject: Discovery of the Century Reply with quote

Klick here!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It even looks a bit like the Rosetta Stone.
The article states that it's a decree from Ptolemy III. Anyone know what the content of the decree is?

Not to be nit-picky, but why "Discovery of the Century"?
With that type of title you would expect something spectacular. The Rosetta Stone already helped unlock the mysteries of hieroglyphics, so what is being learned from this find?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 1:24 pm    Post subject: more informations Reply with quote

Hello anneke,

Here are more informations but only in German. Sad

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the links mentions:

"The decree chiseled into the Bilingual stone attained Tietzes celebrity[..] because of the reform of the Egyptian calendar arranged therein, which was carried out however only approximately 250 years later under Caesar. In addition the deads of the king Ptolemaios are listed in the 24 demo tables and 67 Greek text lines. According to Tietze it talks among other things about measures taken to alleviate(?) a hunger emergency through grain out of Syria, Phoenizien and Cyprus. The stone documents the power and the deads of Ptolemaios III. The copies are scientifically examined at present."

Sorry about the stilted translation, but I think it gets the point across.
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The grey granite stone, 99cm high and 84cm wide, was found "purely by accident" at the German excavation site of the ruined city of Bubastis, a once important religious and political centre 90km north-east of modern-day Cairo.

It shows a royal decree, written in ancient Greek, Demotic and Hieroglyphs, that mentions King Ptolemy III Euergetes I along with the date 238 BC.

"The decree is significant because it specifically mentions a reform of the ancient Egyptian calendar which was not in fact actually implemented until some 250 years later under Julius Caesar," Tietze said.

The inscription consists of 67 lines of Greek text and 24 lines of Demotic along with traces of Hieroglyphs outlining the calendar reform and praising Ptolemy.

The king is lauded for importing grain from Syria, Phoenicia and Cyprus to alleviate famine in ancient Egypt, among other deeds.

"It documents the might and beneficence of Ptolemy III," Tietze said.

Bubastis was the capital city of Egypt in the eighth Century BC. The temple where the Germany dig site is located was probably destroyed by an earthquake, according to Tietze.




Some of the sites also mention a statue of a Queen of Ramses II found at the same location. Would be interesting to find out which one.
Some have speculated that Queen Isetnofret was more important in Lower Egypt. If this statue were to be of her, or her daughter Bitanath, this may lend some support to that theory.
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