July 15th 1799: Rosetta Stone discovered
On this day in 1799, the Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign by Captain Pierre-Francois Bouchard. The stone is inscribed with a decree by King Ptolemy V and is written in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic script and Ancient Greek. Thus, the stone provided a breakthrough in the translation of hieroglyphs, making the previously indecipherable script understandable. The British defeated the French in 1801 and took possession of the stone. It was transported to the British Museum in London and remains there still as one of the museum’s top attractions.
If you’re in Europe, you should definitely take a trip to the British Museum in London.
It’s like… a safe filled with all of their spoils of war. I didn’t see anything their from Britain… so, “British Museum”?? No. Change the name to “Shit We Stole and Are Not Giving Back Museum”
THEY STEAL EVERYTHING. I’m becoming convinced that’s all they’re capable of doing.