Egyptian Hieroglyphs Timeline

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  • c. 3200 BCE
    Hieroglyphic script developed in Egypt.
  • c. 2000 BCE - c. 1650 BCE
    Cretan Hieroglyphic script is in use.
  • 196 BCE
    The Rosetta Stone was made, a stela carrying a priestly decree from the reign of Ptolemy V in three languages: Egyptian hieroglyphs, demotic and Greek script.
  • 1822 CE
    Champollion announces decipherment of hieroglyphic writing.