Fridge Magnet - Rosetta Stone Metal Souvenir Magnet British Museum

Fridge Magnet - Rosetta Stone Metal Souvenir Magnet British Museum

PN# BM-2012
  • $4.50 USD
  • Save $2.00 USD


This is a metal refrigerator magnet in the shape of the Rosetta Stone. Made from stainless steel, this magnet faithfully replicates the shape and texts of the Stone. Souvenir from the British Museum shop collection.

  • Made from metal. Measures 2 in H x 1 3/8 in W.
  • Good Quality and sturdy.

** Limited to quantity on hand, once sold item is retired*

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 honor King Ptolemy V for his services to Egypt.


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