Then in 1799, a young French officer named Pierre-Francois Bouchard found an interesting block of black basalt stone. On this stone was etched a decree written in three distinct bands of language—Egyptian hieroglyphs, Egyptian demotic, and ancient Greek. Scholars quickly realized that the same message was written in these three languages.
It wasn't until 1824, that they were able to decipher the hieroglyphics by comparing the ancient texts on the Rosetta Stone. Understanding hieroglyphics unlocked the mysteries and history of ancient Egypt. Now you know why the most popular language software company is called: Rosetta Stone.