Origin of "Idea Institute"

Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone as inspiration

In August 1799, while campaigning in Egypt, Napoleon Bonaparte's army stumbled upon a stone tablet in Rosetta (el-Rashid), a village on the River Nile. Engraved in 196 BC, the Rosetta Stone announced a decree by a council of priests affirming the cult of Ptolemy V on the first anniversary of his coronation. The decree was written in three different scripts: hieroglyphics, the ancient Egyptian script used for religious and official documents; demotic, the language used by commoners in Egypt at the time; and Greek. The Rosetta Stone was the key to unlocking one of the world's great mysteries—how to read Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Idea Institute takes its name from an ancient Greek word that the philosopher Plato described as expressing the essence of all phenomena, the ideal prototype of all things.

Taking its inspiration from the Rosetta Stone, Idea Institute works to bring the world closer by unlocking the mysteries of its rich array of languages.

For the Idea team, whose members all share a love of words, language is not just a tool. It is our passion. Providing our clients with high-quality translations is how we fulfill this passion, and each of us is committed to carrying on this rich tradition.

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