Rosetta Stone 800-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

This 800-piece jigsaw replicates the shape of the Rosetta Stone, creating a unique challenge for 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.
800 pieces
Box measures 25.4 x 25.4 x 5 cm 


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