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“Those Who Do Not Learn From History are Doomed to Repeat It”. This meaningful quote is attributed to writer and philosopher George Santayana and it helps to explain why it is so important to learn facts about history. History uses documents, memories, collections and all other types of data to document the past.
Egyptian hieroglyphs were fully unlocked 200 years ago, when the Rosetta Stone was deciphered. Yet long before that, Arabic scholars had made their own discoveries with these ancient scripts, writes Daisy Dunn in the first of BBC Culture's new series Secret Languages. Jean-François Champollion had …