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Adult Jigsaw Puzzle British Museum: Rosetta Stone (800 pieces)

This is an exciting opportunity to buy an exclusive British Museum product and to recreate the Rosetta Stone at home! This 800-piece jigsaw replicates the shape of the Stone, creating a unique challenge for all jigsaw lovers!

The Rosetta stone was discovered in 1799 by French soldiers in the village of el-Rashid (Rosetta), in the western delta of the River Nile. By this time all knowledge of the ancient Egyptian scripts had been lost for over 1,000 years. The known Greek section (53 lines) at the bottom of the stone helped scholars decipher the two Egyptian scripts – the middle one written in cursive demotic scripts (32 lines) and the top version in hieroglyphs (14 lines). The text contains a decree in 196 BC establishing a cult in the temples in honour of the new King Ptolemy V Epiphanes, King of all Egypt.

Every sale of this jigsaw supports the British Museum
Product details
Jigsaw, square, luxury jigsaw, 1 pages, 1 illustrations
ISBN: 5016078660409
Series: 800-Piece Jigsaw Puzzles
Dimensions: 254 x 254 x 50 mm
Available from 03 Dec 2020
£0.00

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