The Fate of the Rosetta Stone in Modern Times


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The Fate of the Rosetta Stone in Modern Times
The disputes between possession and preservation over ancient artifacts of priceless value have long divided Western powers and their former colonies around the world in a number of different ways. Where European countries like England and France discovered and studied the Rosetta Stone in Egypt from 1799 down through the present day, Egyptians have often demanded its return as a symbol of both their ancient heritage and as well as their newfound desire for self-determination in the 1920s. The English and the French could point out rightly that they had initially rediscovered the Rosetta stone and after two hundred years of trying to decipher it, had finally been able to crack the code that had...
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