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Rosetta Stone Museum

QUESTION: What Museum Houses the Rosetta Stone?

ANSWER:

The Rosetta Stone has been housed at the British Museum in London, England since 1802. It’s been the top attraction at the British Museum every year since.

Is the Rosetta Stone in Egypt?
There’s a full-size replica of the Rosetta Stone at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo, Egypt. In July 2003, on the occasion of the British Museum's 250th anniversary, Egypt first requested the return of the Rosetta Stone. Zahi Hawass, the chief of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, asked that the famous stele be returned to Egypt, saying to reporters: "If the British want to be remembered, if they want to restore their reputation, they should volunteer to return the Rosetta Stone because it is the icon of our Egyptian identity.” During 2005, the British Museum presented Egypt with a replica of the stone, which is now housed in the Cairo Museum.

In December 2009, Hawass offered to drop his claim for the permanent return of the Rosetta Stone if the British Museum loaned the stone to Egypt for three months, for the opening of the new Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza in 2013.

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