#15 The Rosetta Stone
One of the most famous and enigmatic objects placed in the British Museum is the Rosetta Stone. It is a chunk of stone that is broken from the main slab and has three types of scripts that convey a message. It is a decree inscribed in Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Ancient Greek and Demotic.
It was found during the Napoleon Bonaparte campaign on 15 July 1799 in Egypt near the town of Rashid (Rosetta) in the Nile Delta. While digging the foundation accidentally a soldier in Napoleon’s army found the Rosetta Stone. After the defeat of Napoleon to the British army, the stone was shipped to England in 1802.