The Rosetta Stone at the British Museum in London is a truly a national treasure. It is the last surviving fragment that carries an inscription in different languages. The slab fragment below records a decree way back on March 27, 196 B.C. The stone was believed to have been installed at a temple in Sais (Rosetta), a city in Egypt.
This is the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum in London. It is enclosed in a thick glass.
The upper texts are written using Egyptian hieroglyphics. This style of writing is commonly seen in Egyptian monuments, like the one inside the tomb of King Ramesses IV in Valley of the Kings in Luxor.
The middle texts are written in Demotic, the everyday language of those literate Egytians in ancient times.
The lower texts are written in Greek, the language of the government.
This stone helps in understanding modern Egyptian literature, history and civilization.
Saving Tips in London
To make your trip easier, without having to worry where to go, what transport to take and without having to join the queue for the ticket, you’d better buy London Explorer or London Pass. Both can save you a lot of money and time, especially if you’re gonna be in the city for just a couple of days.
WHERE TO STAY IN LONDON
I’m sure you know that London isn’t cheap. I stayed in a reasonably-priced SoHostel in central London. It’s close to metro stops and shopping temptations are everywhere. And as the name suggests, it’s definitely in Soho area where bars and restaurants abound. It’s clean and have nice, colourful interior. The beds are good enough for me.