Rosetta Stone Salt and Pepper Set

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<p>A set of ceramic printed Rosetta Stone shaped salt and pepper pots, printed with hieroglyphs.</p> <p>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. 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 granoite stone is incomplete.</p>

Designed exclusively for the British Museum, a set of salt and pepper shakers in the shape of 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.

Flavour your dinner with a little history with this fun set.

  • Product Code: CMCK57320
  • Theme: The Rosetta Stone
  • T.P: 4.71
  • Dimensions: approx 7cm x 6cm
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Postage Weight: 0.08 Kg

<p>A set of ceramic printed Rosetta Stone shaped salt and pepper pots, printed with hieroglyphs.</p> <p>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. 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 granoite stone is incomplete.</p>

Designed exclusively for the British Museum, a set of salt and pepper shakers in the shape of 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.

Flavour your dinner with a little history with this fun set.

  • Product Code: CMCK57320
  • Theme: The Rosetta Stone
  • T.P: 4.71
  • Dimensions: approx 7cm x 6cm
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Postage Weight: 0.08 Kg
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