Sunday 30 August 2009

The Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone is a Stone tablet that has inscribed on it three ancient languages. In 1814 it was translated by briton Thomas Young. The stone tells us of the rituals surrounding ancient Egyptian religious ceremonies. The tablet has given historians an insight into the workings of the high priest day to day life. I was always interested in the Rosetta Stone ever since my primary 4 school project on the Egyptians. It got me thinking about what objects we have left behind for whoever or what ever inherits our planet and do they really echo our thoughts and feeling at that time. Perhaps as a would be designer i could create objects that enable future generations a better glimpse into our world.

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