JIGSAW PUZZLE - Rosetta Stone Egyptian 800 Pieces British Museum 25HPN# BM-CMCP66040
Rosetta Stone 800-piece jigsaw puzzle.
The jigsaw pieces have been printed to replicate the grey color and texture of the Rosetta Stone as seen on the back of the box. This is so that the puzzle retains authenticity to the original artifact.
Measures 25 x 19 inches. Weighs 2 lbs.
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.
Ideal as a historically-inspired gift.
**ONCE SOLD, ITEM IS RETIRED**
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