Rosetta Stone Egyptian Backpack Rucksack from British Museum 19LPN# BM-V68270
A school backpack / rucksack featuring texts taken from the ancient Egyptian Rosetta Stone. Made from water resistant black fabric with silver printed details and padded shoulder straps. Measures 19 in L x 11 3/4 in W x 5 in D. Weighs 1 lb.
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.
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