The Rosetta Stone is an ancient Egyptian granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The decree appears in three scripts: the upper text is Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the middle portion Demotic script, and the lowest Ancient Greek. It provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_Stone
From previous pinner: Crossing The Berlin Wall. My dad guarded the wall not long before it was down, after hearing his stories I would love to go and explore with him to see how much has changed and see things from other perspectives! Travel Brilliantly.
King Tut's Tomb lay undisturbed for roughly 3,300 years until English archaeologist Howard Carter discovered it Nov. 1, 1922. Carter and his team happened upon it as they dug near a spot where the tomb of Ramses VI had been found years earlier. Digging thirteen feet below the Ramses tomb they discovered a staircase that led to King Tut's Tomb.