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Rosetta Stone, with an inscription in three scripts: Egyptian hieroglyphs, Egyptian demotic script and Greek (top to bottom). Dark granite stone

Rosetta Stone, with an inscription in three scripts: Egyptian hieroglyphs, Egyptian demotic script and Greek (top to bottom). Dark granite stone


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Filename: 940_18_11016994.jpg

Size: 2935 x 3799 (3.7MB)

Date: 13th March 2014

Source: Universal Images Group (UIG)

Source: De Agostini Picture Library

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Rosetta Stone, with an inscription in three scripts: Egyptian hieroglyphs, Egyptian demotic script and Greek (top to bottom). Dark granite stone

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

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Media ID 9512693

Ancient Egyptian Culture Granite Hieroglyphics Repetition Tablet Text Translation Rosetta Stone


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases the iconic Rosetta Stone, a remarkable artifact that holds immense historical significance. The stone itself is crafted from dark granite and measures an impressive 114x72 cm. Dating back to the 2nd century BC in Egypt, it bears inscriptions in three distinct scripts: Egyptian hieroglyphs, Egyptian demotic script, and Greek. The image captures the full length of this ancient treasure, highlighting its intricate carvings and text. With no people present in the frame, all attention is drawn to the stone's mesmerizing details. The repetition of these scripts creates a visually striking composition that exemplifies artistry and craftsmanship. Beyond its aesthetic appeal lies the true value of the Rosetta Stone - it served as a key to deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Its discovery was a breakthrough moment for scholars seeking to unlock the mysteries of this lost language. As we gaze upon this vertical photograph, we are transported back in time to an era when ancient civilizations thrived. It serves as a tangible link between our modern world and the rich history of Egypt's past. This print offers us not only a glimpse into one of humanity's greatest achievements but also invites contemplation on how knowledge can transcend time and connect us with our ancestors' wisdom.

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