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Three tongues of rock

My royal decree

To ancient lore

would hold the key

Who am I?

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You are

the Rosetta stone.

Three tongues of rock
My royal decree

The text is a decree by a pharaoh, written on rock in three different writing systems.

To ancient lore
would hold the key

Its discovery was the key to interpreting ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm explicitly looking for the rot13(anzr bs gung cunenbu), but I'll accept this, as the distinction between looking for the rot13(fgbar)or the rot13(cunenbu) may not be clear from the riddle. $\endgroup$ – Thomas Markov Nov 29 '19 at 21:13

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