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What it is: An ancient Egyptian slab with a decree from King Ptolemy V inscribed in it in three separate languages. Because it has the same text in three languages, it served as an initial key to understanding hieroglyphs.



Where it is now: The stone is the most popular item in The British Museum.

What it is: An ancient Egyptian slab with a decree from King Ptolemy V inscribed in it in three separate languages. Because it has the same text in three languages, it served as an initial key to understanding hieroglyphs.

Where it is now: The stone is the most popular item in The British Museum.

What it is: An ancient Egyptian slab with a decree from King Ptolemy V inscribed in it in three separate languages. Because it has the same text in three languages, it served as an initial key to understanding hieroglyphs.

Where it is now: The stone is the most popular item in The British Museum.

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