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Travel Bug Dog Tag The Rosetta Stone

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Owner:
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Released:
Thursday, 04 December 2003
Origin:
Saskatchewan, Canada
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of Craig da Bruin.

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Current Goal

1. Help the Rosetta stone get to London, England.(Done!) 2. Take it to see the real stone at the British Museum. (Done!) 3. Help it get to the palace of Versailles in France.(Done!) 4. Take it to Rosetta (El-Rashid), Egypt and find the site. 5. Send It back to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. PLEASE TAKE PICTURES OF THE STONE AT ITS GOALS!!!!!!

07/008/07 UPDATE: Having reached the British Museum, (Thank you elimmen et al.!!) The stone has now made it to The Palace of Versailles in order to pay credence to its French connections!!!!!(A big thanks to oej and all the others who have helped it along the way!!!)Now it's off to Egypt! El Rashid, here we come.

Update: 13/05/28:

The Stone has bee bouncing around Germany for quite some time... Hope some brave soul wants to take it farther! Don't forget about Egypt!

We are coming up on the 10th aniversary of the stone's release!!!!!

Cheers.

Update: 14/03/20

This TB is just shy of traveling the circumference of the earth all on its own! Only 3596 km left to go! Over the past ten years it has seen many places and faces. Thanks to all the intrepid cachers of Germany where it has crisscrossed the country! Hopefully Egypt is on someone's list!

Have Fun!

Johnny_Kache

About This Item

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Soon after the end of the fourth century AD, when hieroglyphs had gone out of use, the knowledge of how to read and write them disappeared. In the early years of the nineteenth century, some 1400 years later, scholars were able to use the Greek inscription on this stone as the key to decipher them. Thomas Young, an English physicist, was the first to show that some of the hieroglyphs on the Rosetta Stone wrote the sounds of a royal name, that of Ptolemy. The French scholar Jean-François Champollion then realized that hieroglyphs recorded the sound of the Egyptian language and laid the foundations of our knowledge of ancient Egyptian language and culture. Soldiers in Napoleon's army discovered the Rosetta Stone in 1799 while digging the foundations of an addition to a fort near the town of El-Rashid (Rosetta). On Napoleon's defeat, the stone became the property of the English under the terms of the Treaty of Alexandria (1801) along with other antiquities that the French had found.

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Tracking History (41469.7mi) View Map

Discovered It 12/03/2021 Duo Baculi discovered it   Visit Log

Hey - danke fürs Teilen - wir wünschen dir eine gute Reise und viele spannende, neue Entdeckungen!

Retrieve It from a Cache 04/16/2018 Craig da Bruin retrieved it from Sarah May Downie California   Visit Log

Hmm... still needs to get to Egypt. Will try to drop it somewhere where someone may be able to head in that direction.

Dropped Off 02/17/2018 The Happy One placed it in Sarah May Downie California - 1,400.22 miles  Visit Log

Left this one in California, safe travels!!

Visited 02/15/2018 The Happy One took it to Happiest EarthCache on Earth California - 1,409.16 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/10/2018 The Happy One took it to Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere Saskatchewan, Canada - 30.37 miles  Visit Log

Dip before a trip.

Visited 01/21/2018 The Happy One took it to Love that Disc Golf! Alberta, Canada - 48.99 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/21/2018 The Happy One took it to PYTN Tower Tick Saskatchewan, Canada - 4.8 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/21/2018 The Happy One took it to Arbor Hill School District Saskatchewan, Canada - 2.71 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/21/2018 The Happy One took it to How did Bresaylor come to be? Saskatchewan, Canada - 56.65 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/21/2018 The Happy One took it to Delmas - CANADA150 Saskatchewan, Canada - 64.24 miles  Visit Log
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