Something of a change in the weather for the coming week, our Indian summer seems to be over and replaced with a wet spell. If you’re planning to come to the riverside cafe do remember we have tables inside as well. Booking recommended (phone: 07983 941 856). A couple of delectable specials to excite your taste buds today. See menu below for details. A delicious new recipe for the vegetable lasagne means apart from the cheese it is a vegan dish. Soup is butternut squash & white bean, a smooth soup that IS totally vegan. Available for lunch in the cafe or for home delivery as an evening meal.
On this day in 199 years ago the translation of the Rosetta stone was first announced, and so the first translation of hieroglyphs in the modern world. The Egyptian stone stele is famous for being inscribed with three versions of a decree in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. This allowed Egyptian hieroglyphics to be deciphered for the first time, by Jean-François Champollion in 1803. Originally inscribed in 196 BC to mark the establishment of a divine cult for the Hellenistic ruler Ptolemy V. Rediscovered in 1799 near the town of Rashid (Rosetta) in Egypt, it was the first bilingual hieroglyphic text to be discovered. It now resides in the British Museum in London. Champollion identified the phonetic characters k l e o p a t r a. On the basis of this and the foreign names on the Rosetta Stone, he quickly constructed an alphabet of phonetic hieroglyphic characters, completing his work on 14 September and announcing it publicly on 27 September 1822 in a lecture.
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