Rosetta Stone Bookmark, Metal

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<p>A metal bookmark with a design inspired by the Rosetta Stone - the star object in the British Museum. <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /><br /></p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a metal bookmark inspired by the Rosetta Stone, also featuring a silk tassel.

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.

 Ideal as a culturally-inspired gift.

 

 

  • Product Code: CMCS86690
  • Theme: The Rosetta Stone
  • T.P: 4.57
  • Dimensions: H6 x W4.5cm with 14cm tassel
  • Material: Metal with silk tassel marker
  • Postage Weight: 0.02 Kg

<p>A metal bookmark with a design inspired by the Rosetta Stone - the star object in the British Museum. <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /><br /></p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a metal bookmark inspired by the Rosetta Stone, also featuring a silk tassel.

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.

 Ideal as a culturally-inspired gift.

 

 

  • Product Code: CMCS86690
  • Theme: The Rosetta Stone
  • T.P: 4.57
  • Dimensions: H6 x W4.5cm with 14cm tassel
  • Material: Metal with silk tassel marker
  • Postage Weight: 0.02 Kg
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