Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Scientific Napoleon

Check out "The Scientific Napoleon at Daily Galaxy, on the activities of the scientists he brought to Egypt.


' Like Aristotle's scientific observations and specimens collected during his journeys with Alexander the Great in his conquests on the then known world, the real winners of Napoleon's Egyptian campaign were the artists, historians and other savants who accompanied him, and carried back numerous treasures, including the Rosetta Stone, inscribed in both Greek and hieroglyphics, which would later enable linguists to decipher the hieroglyphs. '

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