Tuesday, 16 May 2017

I Guess We Have All Heard Of The Rosetta Stone,

it had inscribe on it,

three different scripts, Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic script, and Greek script, found in 1799 it helped to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs, 

moving on, it is estimated that there are some 7,000 spoken languages in the world, of which nearly half are in danger of extinction and are likely to disappear in the next hundred years, most of these endangered languages have less than a few thousand speakers left, and with no documentation, nearly five hundred languages have fewer than ten speakers and are very likely to vanish very soon, the Rosetta Project is an effort to preserve all of these languages—numbering some 1,500— that have a high likelihood of extinction before this century is over, inspired by the original Rosetta Stone, the idea of the Rosetta Project is to create a key that would allow future generations to decipher the lost languages, one of their first prototype of a very long-term archive is The Rosetta Disk—a three inch diameter nickel disk with nearly 14,000 pages of information microscopically etched onto its surface, one side of the disk contains a graphic teaser, the text begins at eye-readable scale and spirals inwards in ever-decreasing size till it becomes too small to read, but the text actually continues getting smaller and smaller and requires a microscope capable of magnifying up to 500 times to read,

recently, the Long Now Foundation, released a Rosetta Wearable Disk, which is a pendant-sized disk, much smaller than the first edition, but containing much of the same valuable information, only a limited number of copies are available, You can have one by making a donation to The Long Now Foundation of $1,000 or more, and no I am not on commission, I just thought it was a neat idea.

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