Rosetta Stone Long Drop Earrings

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A pair of drop earrings with a design inspired by the Rosetta Stone.

The earrings are part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt.

These earrings are made in the UK and are finished with teardrop-shaped details and brass ear wires. Each earring pendant is different; the design features sections of the three scripts found on the Rosetta Stone in gold-coloured text.

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 contemporary design inspired by ancient history.

 

Please note, for hygiene reasons pierced earrings cannot be refunded or exchanged.

  • Product Code: CMCN540450
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: H3.8 x W0.8cm
  • Exhibition: Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt
  • Material: Brass, nickel-free brass ear wires
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg

A pair of drop earrings with a design inspired by the Rosetta Stone.

The earrings are part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt.

These earrings are made in the UK and are finished with teardrop-shaped details and brass ear wires. Each earring pendant is different; the design features sections of the three scripts found on the Rosetta Stone in gold-coloured text.

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 contemporary design inspired by ancient history.

 

Please note, for hygiene reasons pierced earrings cannot be refunded or exchanged.

  • Product Code: CMCN540450
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: H3.8 x W0.8cm
  • Exhibition: Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt
  • Material: Brass, nickel-free brass ear wires
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg
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