Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 15-7-2014: The Rosetta Stone

Yoicks … 

I think … 

Oy … veh … !


Just so you know what that’s all about … ?

That’s basically where I’m suffering a late night.

Making the videos for the blog, so you know … !

At ANY rate … ?   Let’s get a move on … !

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 15th July, 1799, saw the Rosetta Stone found: in which North African country?
Q2) By an officer from which country’s army … ?
Q3) Who, famously, was the leader of the expedition?
Q4) The officer who found the Stone was Pierre-François Bouchard.   What rank did he hold: Captain, First Lieutenant or Second Lieutenant?
Q5) The Stone was used to translate Ancient … what … ?
Q6) The text on the Stone is written in three different alphabets.   Name one of them.
Q7) Which French scholar successfully translated the most ancient language on the Stone?
Q8) The Stone was issued in the reign of which Egyptian ruler: Ptolemy 3rd, Ptolemy 4th or Ptolemy 5th?
Q9) The Stone was originally erected in which ancient city:  Amarna, Memphis or Thebes?
Q10) Finally … the Decree on the Stone includes what: a tax announcement, a declaration of war or announcing a royal birth … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th July, 1992, saw the release of 386BSD: the first operating system that is open … what?
A1) Source.
Q2) 14th July is Bastille Day: the national day of which country … ?
A2) France
Q3) 14th July, 1958, saw military officers stage a coup: in  Iraq.   The Iraqi king’s cousin called for help from the US and Britain.   That cousin was King Hussein of where?
A3) Jordan.
Q4) 14th July, 1965, saw the Mariner 4 flyby take photos of Mars.   As part of its mission, it also examined which star: Regulus, Canopus or Gamma Valorum.
A4) Canopus.
Q5) Finally … 14th July, 1961, saw the birth of actor, Jackie Earle Haley.   Which character did he play in Watchmen … ?A5) The iconic Rorschach^.

I’ll leave you with the only song I could think of, for today … 

And this blatant clue for Questions Five and Six …
“The messages cease to be messages when nobody can read them. Without a Rosetta stone, we would know nothing of all that was written in Egyptian hieroglyphs. They would be only elegant ornaments on papyrus or rock.”
Gregory Batson.
Enjoy your day.

*        Going TOTALLY off the subject … ?   Did you hear about the Leak, Debbi†‡?

†        Oh, funny thing is, Debbi, I was at my doctor’s, the other day.   I’ve got to lose weight, and she’s fasting for Ramadan.   Of course, we end up talking about food … !

‡        Don’t go near Demonoid or Pirate Bay and type in ‘Deep Breath’ … !!!!!!!

^        Personally … ?   I agree with the view that Rorschach is one of THE comic book characters.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I hadn't heard but that's interesting.

1. Egypt
2. France
3. Napoleon
4. First Lieutenant
5. Egyptian literature
6. Greek script
7. Jean-François Champollion
8. Ptolemy 5th
9. Memphis
10. announcing a royal birth

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