Discovery of the Rosetta Stone

Lead: Napoleon's Egyptian fiasco resulted in one of the most important archeological finds in history.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: One of the few disasters of Napoleon Bonaparte's career was the invasion of Egypt. This
attempt to turn Egypt into a French colony came to grief when the British sent a fleet under Admiral
Nelson defeated the French at the Battle of the Nile. He took 50,000 soldiers and sailors and marines to Egypt and returned with little over 23,000 of which there were 3,000 invalids.

 

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