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Tonatiuh, Calendar Stone
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Tonatiuh, Calendar Stone

The Aztec Sun Stone (also known as the Calendar Stone) is a representation of the five eras of the sun from Aztec mythology. Some scholars consider the central face to be that of Tonatiuh, the sun god, while others maintain it is the night...
Ceide Fields
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Ceide Fields

The Ceide Fields, near Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, on the western coast of Ireland, are recognised as one of the oldest and largest Stone Age farming sites in the world, dating back to c. 3700 BCE. The walls that have been discovered so far, rest...
London Stone
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London Stone

On Cannon Street in the City of London, you can watch the London Stone. The stone's origin is unknown, but its importance as a landmark throughout London’s long history is almost incomparable, especially when thinking about the simplicity...
Rosetta Stone
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Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone is an incomplete grey and pink granodiorite stela dating from 196 BCE which presents a priestly decree concerning King Ptolemy V of Egypt. The text is in three different versions: Hieroglyphic, Demotic and Greek. The stone...
Rosetta Stone Detail, Hieroglyphic Text
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Rosetta Stone Detail, Hieroglyphic Text

This is a zoomed-in detail of the upper part of the Rosetta stone showing the hieroglyphic inscription. The Rosetta Stone is a large, mostly complete fragment of a grey-pink granodiorite stela. A decree was carved on this stela using 3 ancient...
Rosetta Stone Detail, Demotic Text
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Rosetta Stone Detail, Demotic Text

This is a zoomed-in detail of the middle part of the Rosetta stone showing the Demotic text. The Rosetta Stone is a large almost complete fragment of a grey-pink granodiorite stela. A decree was carved on this stela using 3 ancient texts...
Rosetta Stone Detail, Greek Text
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Rosetta Stone Detail, Greek Text

This is a zoomed-in detail of the lower part of the Rosetta stone showing the Greek text. The Rosetta Stone is a large almost complete fragment of a grey-pink granodiorite stela. A decree was carved on this stela using 3 ancient texts in...
Rosetta Stone, Right Side
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Rosetta Stone, Right Side

This is right side of the Rosetta stone. We can recognize an English text carved on this side. The text reads "Captured in Egypt by the British Army in 1801". The Rosetta Stone is a large almost complete fragment of a grey-pink granodiorite...
Neolithic Stone Axe with Wooden Handle
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Neolithic Stone Axe with Wooden Handle

A Neolithic stone axe with a wooden handle, found at Ehenside Tarn. It is on display in the British Museum, London.
Champollion's notes from the Rosetta Stone
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Champollion's notes from the Rosetta Stone

This is a copy of the Rosetta Stone with some hand notes made by Jean-François Champollion. This photo was taken at the Neues Museum, Berlim.
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