Artifact :: Canopous Stone

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The Decree of Canopus is a bilingual inscription in two languages, and in three scripts. It was written in three writing systems: Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic, and Greek, on an ancient Egyptian memorial stone stele, the Stone of Canopus. The inscription is a decree by Egyptian priests honoring Pharaoh Ptolemy III Euergetes; Queen Berenice, his wife; and Princess Berenice in 238 BC.

Artifact
Organization
Monmouth College
Creator
5
Create Date
2013-01-07 12:50:03
Media Objects
The Warren County Virtual Museum
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