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Old 03-27-2013, 09:28 AM   #11341
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1. Ancient Egyptian, Hieroglyphs, and Ancient Greek.
2. Walrus tusks


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Old 03-27-2013, 09:55 AM   #11342
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1. Ancient Egyptian, Hieroglyphs, and Ancient Greek.
2. Walrus tusks


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1. 2/3 (the Ancient Egyptian is the Hieroglyphs - I think)
2. Yes (and a few from whale's teeth)
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:04 AM   #11343
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Was Armenian one of the languages?
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:19 AM   #11344
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I thought that two of the languages were Eqyption, but one in Hieroglyphs, and one in a alphabetic script, so that the hieroglyphs could be translated into their sounds, and also translated by comparison to the Greek.

So we now not only know how to translate hieroglyphs, but also roughly how to read them out loud.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:35 AM   #11345
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Was Armenian one of the languages?
I'm afraid not.

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I thought that two of the languages were Eqyption, but one in Hieroglyphs, and one in a alphabetic script, so that the hieroglyphs could be translated into their sounds, and also translated by comparison to the Greek.

So we now not only know how to translate hieroglyphs, but also roughly how to read them out loud.
That's correct. Known as 'Demotic'.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:48 AM   #11346
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:09 AM   #11347
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3. Victoria and Albert?
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:45 AM   #11348
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Neither Victoria nor Albert, no.

I'll give you a clue; it was some years after the late 18th Century and he was a famous relation of Josiah Wedgewood.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:49 AM   #11349
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Ah, I remember something about this, and being really surprised when I heard it. Was it Charles Darwin?
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Ah, I remember something about this, and being really surprised when I heard it. Was it Charles Darwin?
It was indeed. The Darwins and Wedgewoods were basically one large interrelated family.

So, I think that Stitchawl got most correct answers. Over to him.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:15 PM   #11351
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1. What three languages are represented on the Rosetta Stone
Latin, Greek and Egyptian

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2. The 12th Century Lewis Chessmen are mostly made of what specific substance?
Jade?

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Old 03-27-2013, 08:25 PM   #11352
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A Multi-part question about us!

1. What are the main endocrine glands of the human body?
2. Why does the urinary volume increase when alcoholic beverages are ingested?
3. Why is there a sense of pressure change inside the ear when someone goes down a mountain?
4. What is the difference between gills and lungs?
5. On average what is the life duration of the red blood cells? Where are they destroyed?


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Old 03-27-2013, 08:37 PM   #11353
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3. Because you are leaning slightly forward going down?
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:09 AM   #11355
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5. 3 months.
Nope. But not far off the mark.

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3. Because you are leaning slightly forward going down?
Not even a little bit close...


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