Rosetta Stone Metal Keyring

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<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. The text contains a decree, passed by priests in 196 BC, to honour King Ptolemy V for his services to Egypt.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a metal keyring featuring a Rosetta Stone charm.

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.

The perfect souvenir for language enthusiasts.

  • Product Code: CMCV83200
  • Product Weight: 0.020Kg
  • Theme: The Rosetta Stone
  • T.P: 0.86
  • Dimensions: H7.5 x L3.5cm
  • Material: Metal
  • Postage Weight: 0.02 Kg

<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. The text contains a decree, passed by priests in 196 BC, to honour King Ptolemy V for his services to Egypt.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a metal keyring featuring a Rosetta Stone charm.

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.

The perfect souvenir for language enthusiasts.

  • Product Code: CMCV83200
  • Product Weight: 0.020Kg
  • Theme: The Rosetta Stone
  • T.P: 0.86
  • Dimensions: H7.5 x L3.5cm
  • Material: Metal
  • Postage Weight: 0.02 Kg
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