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        The Rosetta Stone, from Fort St. Julien, El-Rashid

        Egyptian Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BC). Medium: stone. Date: 196 BC. Plundered during Napoleon's expedition to Egypt in 1799, then ceded to British in 1801; part of a monument containing a decree dated year 9 of Ptolemy V (196 BC); Egyptian inscription in hieroglyphic and demotic scripts and Greek; Provenance: British Museum, London, UK. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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