Arab Scholars First to Decipher Hieroglyphs

New research shows that Arab scholars cracked the secret of hieroglyphs 800 years before the discovery of the Rosetta stone.

Before the 18th and 19th centuries, the Egyptian hieroglyphic language was a mystery to western scholars, but new evidence shows that Arab scholars knew how to read the writing as much as 800 years before the discovery of the Rosetta Stone gave westerners their break.