In 1822 Jean-François Champollion translated for the first time ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. What made it possible?

Rosetta stone
Thebes' Karnak temple inscriptions
papyrus Book of the Dead
Dead Sea scrolls
The Rosetta Stone is a stele found in 1799 in Egyptian sea port Rosette. The finding occurred during Napolean invasion of Egypt. The stele is in­scribed with the same text in three scripts: archaic Egyptian hi­ero­glyph­s, Demotic script, and Ancient Greek. Com­par­i­son of these three samples helped un­der­stand hi­ero­glyph­s.

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