On July 15, 1799, the Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-Francois Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign. Its discovery, and the translation work that followed, unlocked the mystery of Egyptian hieroglyphics. It opened the door to learning much about the ancient kingdom of Egypt.
In a similar way, chemical compounds tell scientists a lot of important information about what ions a chemical compound contains. See if you can correctly name the chemical compounds on today’s printable. If you do, the underlined letters will provide a key piece of history concerning the Rosetta Stone.
Fits World history timeline.*
*If you are new to this series, visit my introduction to timelines.