Rosetta Stone Cufflinks

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<p>A pair of cufflinks inspired by the Rosetta Stone. </p> <p>The Rosetta Stone has a fascinating history as it was originally discovered by soldiers in Napoleon's army in 1799, by which time all knowledge of the ancient Egyptian language had been lost for over 1,000 years. The known Greek section at the bottom of the stone helped scholars decipher the two Egyptian scripts – the middle one written in cursive demotic script and the top version in ancient hieroglyphs.</p> <p>The text contains a decree, passed by priests in 196 BC, to honour King Ptolemy V for his services to Egypt. The particular text selected here is the same section taken from each different script and has been engraved onto steel cufflinks.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a pair of cufflinks inspired by the Rosetta Stone. 

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 handsome gift inspired by ancient history.

  • Product Code: CMCJ38620
  • Product Weight: 0.02Kg
  • Theme: The Rosetta Stone
  • T.P: 7.99
  • Dimensions: H2.8 x W1.7 x L2.2cm
  • Material: Steel
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg

<p>A pair of cufflinks inspired by the Rosetta Stone. </p> <p>The Rosetta Stone has a fascinating history as it was originally discovered by soldiers in Napoleon's army in 1799, by which time all knowledge of the ancient Egyptian language had been lost for over 1,000 years. The known Greek section at the bottom of the stone helped scholars decipher the two Egyptian scripts – the middle one written in cursive demotic script and the top version in ancient hieroglyphs.</p> <p>The text contains a decree, passed by priests in 196 BC, to honour King Ptolemy V for his services to Egypt. The particular text selected here is the same section taken from each different script and has been engraved onto steel cufflinks.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a pair of cufflinks inspired by the Rosetta Stone. 

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 handsome gift inspired by ancient history.

  • Product Code: CMCJ38620
  • Product Weight: 0.02Kg
  • Theme: The Rosetta Stone
  • T.P: 7.99
  • Dimensions: H2.8 x W1.7 x L2.2cm
  • Material: Steel
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg
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