he Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous objects in the British Museum. But what is it? What does it actually say? And did you know that since the discovery of the the Rosetta Stone in 1799, another 27 copies have been found throughout Egypt, the most recent being discovered in 2011?
If you answered no, don’t worry! Dr Ilona Regulski, Curator of Ancient Writing at the British Museum has this and so much more to tell you about the object that unlocked ancient Egypt.
If you answered yes, well done for having completed the set reading ahead of time. However, there’s still loads more to learn about this amazing object, so stick around for a while.
If you’d like to find out more about how hieroglyphs were deciphered in the 1800s, we currently have an exhibition on all about it:
Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt is on now!
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3TeIrMh
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00:39 Where was the Rosetta Stone found?
01:46 What 3 languages are on the Rosetta Stone?
02:20 What does the Rosetta Stone actually say?
05:14 How many copies of the Rosetta Stone are there?
07:30 What was on the missing parts of the Rosetta Stone?
09:15 Which language was written first on the Rosetta Stone?
12:31 What the hieroglyphs say on the Rosetta Stone