Romancing the Stone

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History Today
Vol. 56, no. 5 (May 2006), p. 48-54

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Discovered during the French occupation but seized by the British after six months of desert battle, the Rosetta Stone symbolized the struggle for cultural supremacy between two great rivals, both on a quest for knowledge and archaeological riches. Jonathan Downs tells exactly how the Rosetta Stone found its way to Britain