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6/10/2004
10-JUN-2004

6/10/2004

The Rosetta Stone!

I've wanted to see this ever since I first learned about it. It's in the British Museum, in a glass case which makes it hard to get a good photo since I have no polarizer on my digital camera. It's larger than I thought it would be and very cool. Hieroglyphics on the top, then demotic script, then Greek on the bottom.

Olympus C-3040Z
1/30s f/1.8 at 7.3mm iso200 full exif

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Michael Todd Thorpe21-Jun-2004 18:00
I feel exactly the same about this stone. Someday I'll go back to Britain and see this, didn't make it when I was there. Nice shot, too!
Larry Ahern21-Jun-2004 17:12
Great shot ... one of the greatest finds in history!!
Guest 21-Jun-2004 16:06
This is so moving Kathryn. I like the reflections. Modern people are like ghosts against this powerful piece of history. Well done!
Guest 21-Jun-2004 15:37
I think this is effective just the way it is. Actually, the reflection makes it more immediate and personal. It is easy to find photos of the stone itself, but your photo makes another statement altogether. I love it!