Rosetta Mug, Black

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<p>This design takes the iconic Rosetta Stone text and contrasts it in raised white writing on a large black mug with a pleasing tactile matt surface.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p>Inspired by the Rosetta Stone, this ceramic mug features three ancient scripts taken from the Stone. Ideal as a history gift, the mug has been designed exclusively for the British Museum.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, and inspired by the Rosetta Stone, this ceramic mug features ancient scripts in white lettering on a matte black surface.

About the Rosetta Stone:

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 ability to read and translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. The Stone contains the same decree in three different scripts, and scholars were able to use the Greek and Egyptian Demotic sections to decipher the ancient hieroglyphs. The text contains a decree passed by priests in 196 BC to honour King Ptolemy V for his services to Egypt.

A historical mug to add to your collection.

  • Product Code: CMCK59870
  • Product Weight: 0.294Kg
  • Theme: The Rosetta Stone
  • T.P: 2.92
  • Dimensions: H9 x Dia.9cm
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Postage Weight: 0.29 Kg

<p>This design takes the iconic Rosetta Stone text and contrasts it in raised white writing on a large black mug with a pleasing tactile matt surface.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p>Inspired by the Rosetta Stone, this ceramic mug features three ancient scripts taken from the Stone. Ideal as a history gift, the mug has been designed exclusively for the British Museum.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, and inspired by the Rosetta Stone, this ceramic mug features ancient scripts in white lettering on a matte black surface.

About the Rosetta Stone:

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 ability to read and translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. The Stone contains the same decree in three different scripts, and scholars were able to use the Greek and Egyptian Demotic sections to decipher the ancient hieroglyphs. The text contains a decree passed by priests in 196 BC to honour King Ptolemy V for his services to Egypt.

A historical mug to add to your collection.

  • Product Code: CMCK59870
  • Product Weight: 0.294Kg
  • Theme: The Rosetta Stone
  • T.P: 2.92
  • Dimensions: H9 x Dia.9cm
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Postage Weight: 0.29 Kg
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