This design takes the iconic Rosetta Stone text and contrasts it in raised black writing on a large white mug.
Soldiers in Napoleon's army discovered the Rosetta Stone in 1799 while digging the foundations of an addition to a fort near the town of el-Rashid (Rosetta). Exhibited in the British Museum since 1802, the Rosetta Stone was the key to unlocking the mystery of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the knowledge of which was thought to have been lost forever. In the early years of the nineteenth century, some 1400 years later, scholars were able to use the Greek inscription on this stone as the key to decipher them.
Inspired by the Rosetta Mug, this fine bone china mug features three ancient scripts taken from the Stone. Ideal as a history gift, the mug has been designed exclusively for the British Museum.