The Rosetta rock the most famous items in the British Museum. Exactly what can it be?
The Rosetta rock and a reconstruction of exactly just how it can have originally appeared. Illustration by Claire Thorne.
The rock is just a broken section of a larger rock slab. A message is had by it carved involved with it, printed in three forms of writing (called scripts). It had been a clue that is important helped specialists figure out how to read Egyptian hieroglyphs (a writing system which used images as indications).
Exactly why is it essential?
The writing from the rock is a message that is official called a decree, concerning the master (Ptolemy V, r. 204–181 BC). The decree ended up being copied on to big stone slabs called stelae, that have been place in every temple in Egypt. It states that the priests of a temple in Memphis (in Egypt) supported the master. […]