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Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: The Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: Detail, Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Detail, Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone
Illustration shows the Rosetta Stone as it sits on a pedestal, 1800s. The stone contains identical text in three languages, hieroglyphs, Egyptian, and ancient Greek

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: Palaeography Egyptian hieroglyphics interpreted

Palaeography Egyptian hieroglyphics interpreted
Title: Egyptian hieroglyphics interpreted. Pl. III. Includes numbers, letters and regal names including that of Cleopatra; plus a specimen from the Rosetta Stone

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: Looking down on the island of Philae and its temples, Egypt, 1905. Artist: Underwood & Underwood

Looking down on the island of Philae and its temples, Egypt, 1905. Artist: Underwood & Underwood
Looking down on the island of Philae and its temples, Egypt, 1905. Over on the right is the square kiosk which the natives call Pharaohs Bed; it has no roof and never was finished

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: The Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs (litho)

The Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs (litho)
5997142 The Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs (litho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Rosetta Stone)

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: International Congress of Orientalist Examining the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum (engraving)

International Congress of Orientalist Examining the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum (engraving)
611137 International Congress of Orientalist Examining the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum (engraving) by English School

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: The Rosetta Stone (engraving)

The Rosetta Stone (engraving)
2791434 The Rosetta Stone (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Rosetta Stone. Illustration for The World of Wonders (Cassell, 1896)

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: International Congress of Orientalists, the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum (engraving)

International Congress of Orientalists, the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum (engraving)
1589284 International Congress of Orientalists, the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: The Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, c1890. Artist: Newton & Co

The Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, c1890. Artist: Newton & Co
The Rosetta Stone, British Museum, London, c1890. The Rosetta Stone is a basalt slab inscribed with a decree of the Pharaoh Ptolemy Epiphanes (Ptolemy V) (205-180 BC) in three languages; Greek

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: Thomas Young (1773-1829), physicist and Egyptologist, 19th century

Thomas Young (1773-1829), physicist and Egyptologist, 19th century
Thomas Young (1773-1829), English physicist and Egyptologist. Discovered the undulatory (wave) theory of light. Managed to decipher the Rosetta Stone

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: Thomas Young, English physicist and Egyptologist. Artist: GH Adcock

Thomas Young, English physicist and Egyptologist. Artist: GH Adcock
Thomas Young, English physicist and Egyptologist. By deciphering the Rosetta Stone, Young (1773-1829) made possible the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: The Rosetta Stone, Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 196 BC

The Rosetta Stone, Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 196 BC
The Rosetta Stone, showing hieroglyphs, demotic, and Greek scripts.The Rosetta Stone, showing hieroglyphs, demotic, and Greek scripts, Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 196 BC

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: Jean Francois Champollion, French historian, linguist and Egyptologist, 19th century

Jean Francois Champollion, French historian, linguist and Egyptologist, 19th century. Champollion (1790-1832) is regarded as the founder of scientific Egyptology

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: The Rosetta Stone, 196 BC

The Rosetta Stone, 196 BC. A basalt slab inscribed with a decree of the Pharaoh Ptolemy Epiphanes (Ptolemy V) (205-180 BC) in three languages; Greek, Hieroglyphic and Demotic script

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: Thomas Young (1773-1829), English physicist and Egyptologist

Thomas Young (1773-1829), English physicist and Egyptologist. By deciphering the Rosetta Stone, Young made possible the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: EGYPT: PTOLEMYs NAME. Cartouche containing the name of Ptolemy written in hieroglyphic

EGYPT: PTOLEMYs NAME. Cartouche containing the name of Ptolemy written in hieroglyphic characters on (top) the Rosetta Stone

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: Sir Thomas Young MD, FRS

Sir Thomas Young MD, FRS
BAL5571 Sir Thomas Young MD, FRS by Briggs, Henry Perronet (1792-1844); Royal Society, London, UK; English, out of copyright

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: Portrait of Jean-Francois Champollion (1790-1832) 1831 (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Jean-Francois Champollion (1790-1832) 1831 (oil on canvas)
XIR50890 Portrait of Jean-Francois Champollion (1790-1832) 1831 (oil on canvas) by Cogniet, Leon (1794-1880); 73.5x60 cm; Louvre, Paris

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: JEAN-FRANCOIS CHAMPOLLION (1790-1832). French Egyptologist. Oil by Leon Cogniet

JEAN-FRANCOIS CHAMPOLLION (1790-1832). French Egyptologist. Oil by Leon Cogniet

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: Rosetta Stone with inscription celebrating first anniversary of coronation of Ptolemy V in three

Rosetta Stone with inscription celebrating first anniversary of coronation of Ptolemy V in three scripts
Egypt, 2nd century b.C. Rosetta Stone with inscription celebrating the first anniversary of the coronation of Ptolemy V in three scripts: Egyptian hieroglyphs

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: Rosetta Stone, with an inscription in three scripts: Egyptian hieroglyphs

Rosetta Stone, with an inscription in three scripts: Egyptian hieroglyphs
Egypt, 2nd century b.C. Rosetta Stone, with an inscription in three scripts: Egyptian hieroglyphs, Egyptian demotic script and Greek (top to bottom). Dark granite stone, 114x72 cm

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: EGYPT: ROSETTA STONE. Display table for the Rosetta Stone, inscribed c196 B. C

EGYPT: ROSETTA STONE. Display table for the Rosetta Stone, inscribed c196 B. C. Line engraving, 19th century
EGYPT: ROSETTA STONE. Display table for the Rosetta Stone, inscribed c196 B.C. Line engraving, 19th century

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: JEAN-FRANCOIS CHAMPOLLION (1790-1832). French egyptologist: line engraving, 19th century

JEAN-FRANCOIS CHAMPOLLION (1790-1832). French egyptologist: line engraving, 19th century, after a painting, 1831, by Leon Cogniet

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: Thomas Young, British physicist

Thomas Young, British physicist
Thomas Young (1773-1829), British physicist and Egyptologist. Young was a voracious reader as a child, and excelled at languages

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: First British Museum Mummy and coffin

First British Museum Mummy and coffin
Hand coloured engraving by George Vertue 1724 for the London Society of Antiquaries. It shows the mummified body in cartonage and hieroglyphic script on a Sarcophagus owned by William Lethieullier

Background imageRosetta Stone Collection: 1724 First British Museum sarcophagus

1724 First British Museum sarcophagus
Hand coloured engraving by George Vertue 1724 for the London Society of Antiquaries. It shows the hieroglyphic script on a Sarcophagus owned by William Lethieullier


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"The Rosetta Stone: Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Egypt at the British Museum" Discover the awe-inspiring Rosetta Stone, housed in the prestigious British Museum in London, England. This remarkable artifact holds immense historical significance as it played a pivotal role in deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics. With intricate details etched upon its surface, the Rosetta Stone captivates visitors from all corners of the globe. Its presence serves as a testament to human curiosity and determination to unravel ancient mysteries. Palaeography experts meticulously examined this invaluable relic, allowing them to interpret and understand Egyptian hieroglyphics for the first time. The stone's inscriptions provided an essential key that opened doors to comprehending one of history's most enigmatic civilizations. Transport yourself back in time with a captivating image depicting Philae Island and its magnificent temples in 1905. Marvel at how this picturesque location once stood witness to monumental moments in ancient Egypt's rich tapestry. Engravings showcasing scholars examining the Rosetta Stone during an International Congress of Orientalists further highlight its global importance. These gatherings brought together brilliant minds eager to delve into Egyptology and unlock new realms of knowledge. A mesmerizing lithograph emphasizes just how crucial this iconic stone was for decoding Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs—a true breakthrough that forever changed our understanding of their culture and language. Step into Victorian-era London through a stunning photograph capturing the grandeur surrounding the British Museum circa 1890. Immerse yourself in history as you stand before this timeless treasure, contemplating its profound impact on humanity's intellectual journey. Among those who contributed significantly is Thomas Young—an English physicist and esteemed Egyptologist—who dedicated his life to unraveling ancient secrets. His expertise paved the way for future generations' exploration into ancient civilizations' depths. The Rosetta Stone stands tall as an enduring symbol bridging past and present—inviting us all on an extraordinary voyage through time within Europe's cultural heart.