The Digital Rosetta Stone Project

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The goal of this contribution is to present The Digital Rosetta Stone, which is a project developed at Leipzig University by the Chair of Digital Humanities and the Egyptological Institute/Egyptian Museum Georg Steindorff in collaboration with the British Museum and the Digital Epigraphy and Archaeology Project of the University of Florida. The aims of the project are to produce a collaborative digital edition of the Rosetta Stone, address standardization and customization issues for the scholarly community, create data that can be used by students to understand the document in terms of language and content, and produce a high-resolution 3D model of the inscription. The three versions of the text were transcribed and outputted in XML, according to the EpiDoc guidelines. Next, the versions were aligned with the Ugarit iAligner tool that supports the alignment of ancient texts with modern languages, such as English and German. All three texts were then parsed syntactically and morphologically through Treebank annotation. Finally, the project explored new 3D-digitization methodologies of the Rosetta Stone in the British Museum that enhances traditional archaeological methods and facilitates the study of the artifact. The results of this work were used in different courses in Digital Humanities, Digital Philology, and Egyptology.

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Author

Amin, Miriam, Barmpoutis, Angelos, Berti, Monica, Bozia, Eleni, Hensel, Josephine, Naether, Franziska

Journal

In Ancient Egypt, New Technology: The Present and Future of Computer
Visualization, Virtual Reality and other Digital Humanities in Egyptology, R. Lucarelli, J.
Roberson, and S. Vinson (ed.), Harvard Egyptological Studies

Volume

17

Month

December

Year

2022

ISBN

978-90-04-50128-7

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004501294

URL

https://brill.com/view/title/55882

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@article{digitalWorlds:422,
doi = {https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004501294},
author = {Amin, Miriam and Barmpoutis, Angelos and Berti, Monica and Bozia, Eleni and Hensel, Josephine and Naether, Franziska},
title = {The Digital Rosetta Stone Project},
journal = {In Ancient Egypt, New Technology: The Present and Future of Computer Visualization, Virtual Reality and other Digital Humanities in Egyptology, R. Lucarelli, J. Roberson, and S. Vinson (ed.), Harvard Egyptological Studies},
month = {December},
volume = {17},
year = {2022},
}