Rosetta Stone Plaque

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The Rosetta Stone has been housed at the British Museum since 1802, and is one of the Museum's best known exhibits. It was discovered in 1799, by which time all knowledge of the Ancient Egyptian language and writing had been lost for over 1,000 years; however, the Stone's inscription helped scholars to decipher the two Egyptian scripts - one written with hieroglyphs and one in the cursive demotic script - from the Greek section at the bottom. The smart gift packaging tells the story of the Rosetta Stone on the reverse.

Exclusive to the British Museum, a wall plaque based on the extraordinary Rosetta Stone.

The resin plaque measures features a hook for wall mounting. 

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.

This plaque will make the perfect gift for a history lover.

  • Product Code: CMCR90850
  • Product Weight: 0.13Kg
  • Theme: The Rosetta Stone
  • T.P: 16.34
  • Dimensions: H32 x W2.5 x L26cm
  • Material: Resin with hanging hook
  • Postage Weight: 1.44 Kg

The Rosetta Stone has been housed at the British Museum since 1802, and is one of the Museum's best known exhibits. It was discovered in 1799, by which time all knowledge of the Ancient Egyptian language and writing had been lost for over 1,000 years; however, the Stone's inscription helped scholars to decipher the two Egyptian scripts - one written with hieroglyphs and one in the cursive demotic script - from the Greek section at the bottom. The smart gift packaging tells the story of the Rosetta Stone on the reverse.

Exclusive to the British Museum, a wall plaque based on the extraordinary Rosetta Stone.

The resin plaque measures features a hook for wall mounting. 

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.

This plaque will make the perfect gift for a history lover.

  • Product Code: CMCR90850
  • Product Weight: 0.13Kg
  • Theme: The Rosetta Stone
  • T.P: 16.34
  • Dimensions: H32 x W2.5 x L26cm
  • Material: Resin with hanging hook
  • Postage Weight: 1.44 Kg
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