Young, Thomas

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English physician, physicist, and Egyptologist who helped decipher the Rosetta Stone. He was the first modern scholar to translate the demotic script. Young began studying the texts of the Rosetta Stone in 1814 and after obtaining additional hieroglyphic writings from other sources, he succeeded in providing a nearly accurate translation within a few years and thus contributed greatly to deciphering the ancient Egyptian language.