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Rosetta Stone Would it be back to Egypt?

Rosetta Stone
Picture from livemaster.ru

The Rosetta Stone is one of the most important Egyptian artifacts that helped in reading the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.

It was discovered in Rosetta in Egypt by a French soldier during Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign. And it ended up displayed in the British museum.

More about he finding of the stone in this link

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rosetta-stone-found

In 2003 zahy hawas who used to be the director of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Cairo, began negotiations with academics and curators at the British museum asking to have it back in Egypt, but he failed. And then the topic died for a while. 

Hers is a full speech for Professor Zahi Hawaas  taking about the importance of returning back all the artifacts taken from Egypt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuvZMpA3Y4w

Now the Egyptian government is building a new grand museum in El Giza that would be much bigger than the main one El Tahrir. On this occasion Egyptians are wishing to have the Rosetta stone back to Egypt to be displayed in this new Museum.

And here comes our documentary to answer the question should the British Museum return back the Rosetta Stone to Egypt?

For more informations about the Rosetta Stone History visit https://blog.britishmuseum.org/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-the-rosetta-stone/