Shop our Spring Gift Guide with over 100 new arrivals!

Shop Now

Search

Alice Neel: People Come First

Faith Ringgold: American People

The Obama Portraits Tour

Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy

Joidart

Lorina Balteanu

Blackwing Pencils

FreshCut Paper Bouquets

Puzzles

Games

Kids Books

Kids Crafts

The Writing of the Gods: The Race to Decode the Rosetta Stone

The surprising and compelling story of two rival geniuses in an all-out race to decode one of the world’s most famous documents—the Rosetta Stone—and their twenty-year-long battle to solve the mystery of ancient Egypt’s hieroglyphs.

The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous objects in the world, attracting millions of visitors to the British museum ever year, and yet most people don’t really know what it is. Discovered in a pile of rubble in 1799, this slab of stone proved to be the key to unlocking a lost language that baffled scholars for centuries.

Carved in ancient Egypt, the Rosetta Stone carried the same message in different languages—in Greek using Greek letters, and in Egyptian using picture-writing called hieroglyphs. Until its discovery, no one in the world knew how to read the hieroglyphs that covered every temple and text and statue in Egypt. Hardcover, 336 pages.

7 items left

Members Save 10%

Museum members receive 10% off all items from our museum stores, including sale items and custom Art on Demand prints. Current members, please log in for your discount.