World History Minute: Unlocking hieroglyphics (Sept. 27, 1822)

World History Minute: Unlocking hieroglyphics (Sept. 27, 1822)
World History Minute: Unlocking hieroglyphics (Sept. 27, 1822)

World History Minute: Unlocking hieroglyphics (Sept. 27, 1822)

On September 27, 1822 Jean-François Champollion successfully translated ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics on the now-famous Rosetta Stone. Historian John Schmidt fills us in on the details. (Photo: Flickr/Anonymous Rex)