Task 3: Beware Frenchmen bearing gifts! Napoleon and the Rosetta stone


To pass the certificate in pseudoHistory you will need to have studied one prominent individual.
In this course you will learn about Napoleon.
The task requires you answer the following question.
What scientific expedition did Napoleon conduct? Name two artifacts that Napoleon contributed to the field of pseudoHistory.
Conclude if you feel Napoleon's expedition contributed anything worthwhile to pseudoHistory? Read the following extracts and then write your answer.

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Extract 2:
...Soldiers in Napoleon's army discovered the Rosetta Stone in 1799
while digging the foundations of an addition to a fort
near the town of el-Rashid (Rosetta).

On Napoleon's defeat, the stone became the property of the British
under the terms of the Treaty of Alexandria (1801)
along with other antiquities that the French had found...
See the full article here:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/aes/t/the_rosetta_stone.aspx


extract 2:


...When Denon first discovered the Temple of Hathor at Dendera
in January, 1799, he happened into a little stone chapel on the roof,
where he found a large circular planisphere, or zodiac.
He had no time to sketch this artifact on his first visit,
but when he returned, later that spring, he managed to make a drawing,
even though the planisphere formed part of the ceiling...

See the full article here:

http://www.lindahall.org/events_exhib/exhibit/exhibits/napoleon/zodiac_dendera.shtml


Okay answering the question. Start your introduction sentence by stating that Napoleon contributed a great deal to pseudoHistory.
In your first sentence state that he conducted a scientific expedition to Egypt in 1798.
In your next two sentences mention the Rosetta stone, and the Dendera zodiac stone.
Finally conclude that there were many academic papers including the deciphering of the heiroglyphs as a result of finding the Rosetta stone.

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