Rosetta / Rosetta Stone
The origins of hieroglyphic research in your hands!
If you love ancient languages, you also know the Rosette Stone. Now you can follow in the footsteps of Jean-François Champollion, who deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphic writing in 1822 with the help of the inscriptions on this artifact. The three identical inscriptions on the stone made it possible for the first time to directly compare hieroglyphics with the known Greek script. By recognizing the demotic part of the inscription as "letter writing", scholars like Georg Zoëga, Johan Åkerblad, Silvestre de Sacy and Thomas Young paved the way for Champollion to decipher the hieroglyphs.
A decree carved in stone
Found in 1799 near Rosette in the Nile Delta, the black granodiorite block, measuring nearly 1.10 m x 0.75 m, is now in the British Museum. On its surface is an inscription depicting a priestly decree in honor of Ptolemy V. This inscription is divided into three parts and shows the identical text in Egyptian hieroglyphics, demotic script and in Greek. With our Stone of Rosette replica, you can explore the text all over again in private or in class.
- High quality handmade replica from dyed cast iron material
- Stone of Rosette dimensions: about 18cm x 14cm
- A rear suspension facilitates the presentation
A stone that teaches
In addition to private use, you can use the stone of Rosette / Rosetta to make your lessons much more vivid. History lessons become literally "tangible" and students of Greek can work as close to the original as would otherwise only be possible in a museum or at the ancient sites themselves.
A stone that decorates
Last but not least, don't overlook the fact that the Rosette / Rosetta stone is also simply a very pretty object. Thanks to the integrated suspension of our Rosette stone replica, you can thus easily decorate your study or living room with a piece of history.
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