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Rosetta Stone Silver Necklace, British Museum - CultureLabel - 1
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Rosetta Stone Silver Necklace

The British Museum

£30.00 GBP

Silver

About

This iconic necklace brings both history and elegance together, with an instantly recognisable design taken from the Rosetta Stone engraved on the pendant.

The Rosetta Stone was originally discovered by soldiers in Napoleon's army in 1799, by which time all knowledge of the ancient Egyptian language had been lost for over 1,000 years. The known Greek section at the bottom of the stone helped scholars decipher the two Egyptian scripts – the middle one written in cursive demotic script and the top version in ancient hieroglyphs. The text contains a decree, passed by priests in 196 BC, to honour King Ptolemy V for his services to Egypt.

Laser Engraved

The particular text selected here is the same section taken from each different script, and has been laser engraved onto a sterling silver pendant.

Details

Sterling Silver pendant and chain.

Size: Chain: 45cm. Pendant: 3.3 x 2.8cm.

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