Rosetta Stone PaperweIght - 4"

  • $ 13.00

Rosetta Stone, ancient Egyptian stone bearing inscriptions in several languages and scripts; their decipherment led to the understanding of hieroglyphic writing. An irregularly shaped stone of black granite 3 feet 9 inches long and 2 feet 4.5 inches wide, and broken in antiquity, it was found near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles northeast of Alexandria. It was discovered by a Frenchman named Bouchard or Boussard in August 1799. After the French surrender of Egypt in 1801, it passed into British hands and is now in the British Museum in London.  
Our small replica was made in Cairo, Egypt! There is a felt backing to protect your surfaces. It is just three inches tall.
This Rosetta Stone paperweight is cast in polymer and poly-bagged with hole-punched header.
The Rosetta Stone, discovered in the late 1800's, provided the key to deciphering ancient Hieroglyphics. The giant stone had the same thing carved in 3 different languages, giving archeologists their first real understanding of the ancient writing system.

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