While Dave was in London we went to the British Museum together. We saw the Rosetta Stone and the missing pieces to the Parthenon Frieze. Dave and I just saw the Parthenon while we were in Athens. It was an interesting museum with more than 3 million objects.
The Rosetta Stone! The Rosetta Stone has both Greek and Egyptian writing on it using 3 scripts: hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek. The stone was carved in 196 B.C.. The stone was found by French soldiers in a small village in the Delta called Rosetta in 1799. The text is written by a group of priests in Egypt to honour the Egyptian Pharaoh. Pretty amazing to see in person!
Pieces of the Parthenon frieze. It is a controversy that the British museum has these remains and the Greek Government has asked for them back and to be taken off display in London.