Rosetta Stone bookmark (British Museum exclusive)

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A metal bookmark with a design inspired by the Rosetta Stone - the star object in the British Museum.

The Rosetta stone was discovered in 1799 by French soldiers in the village of el-Rashid (Rosetta). By this time knowledge of the ancient Egyptian scripts had been lost for over 1,000 years.

The stone contains a text in three different languages and scripts. The known Ancient Greek text at the bottom of the stone helped scholars decipher the Ancient Egyptian scripts ? the middle one in cursive Demotic and the top one in hieroglyphs. The grey granitoid stone is incomplete.

Exclusive to the British Museum.

  • Product Code: CMCS86690
  • THEME: Rosetta Stone
  • Size: Approx. 9cm x 7cm, with a 10cm long tassel.
  • Exhibition: Ancient lives
  • Illustrations: Ancient lives
  • Details: Designed by the Museum's in-house team. Made of metal and silk.

A metal bookmark with a design inspired by the Rosetta Stone - the star object in the British Museum.

The Rosetta stone was discovered in 1799 by French soldiers in the village of el-Rashid (Rosetta). By this time knowledge of the ancient Egyptian scripts had been lost for over 1,000 years.

The stone contains a text in three different languages and scripts. The known Ancient Greek text at the bottom of the stone helped scholars decipher the Ancient Egyptian scripts ? the middle one in cursive Demotic and the top one in hieroglyphs. The grey granitoid stone is incomplete.

Exclusive to the British Museum.

  • Product Code: CMCS86690
  • COMPOSITION: Rosetta Stone