A slab of black basalt stone found in 1799 that bears an inscription in hieroglyphics, demotic characters, and Greek, celebrated for having given the first clue to the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics; from this, any breakthrough discovery of great magnitude.
an inscription of a black basalt stone; gave first clue to decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics
An Egyptian artifact that gave scholars a key to deciphering hieroglyphic writing.
A basalt slab discovered at Rosetta, at the Western mouth of the Nile during Napoleon's occupation of Egypt. A decree of Ptolemy was carved on it in Greek, Demotic and Hieroglyph. The discovery of the Stone by Napoleonic forces in 1799 and its subsequent study by language experts led to the eventual decipherment of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs.
Rosetta Stone is language-learning software produced by Fairfield Language Technologies. Its title is an allusion to the Rosetta Stone, a granodiorite rock with inscriptions that helped researchers to decipher Ancient Egyptian by comparing it to the Greek on the stone.
Rosetta Stone was a British pop/rock band which included the ex-guitarist of the Bay City Rollers, Ian Mitchell. The group released two albums and one EP before dissolving in 1984.