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Photo of the 1970 Rosetta Stone

THE 1970 ROSETTA STONE takes its name from an ancient stone found at Rosetta (now Rashid), in the Western delta of the River Nile, in 1799. This stone bore an inscription in two languages and three scripts (greek, demotic and hieroglyphs) and its discovery led to the first decipherment of ancient Egyptian inscription. THE 1970 ROSETTA STONE – which is intended to prove a similar "linguistic key" for the people of 5,000 years hence – is a stainless steel plate bearing an inscription in Japanese and the five official languages of the United Nations: Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. (Item S-31-1-1)

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The contents of this site are excerpted from THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF TIME CAPSULE EXPO'70(March 1975). Please note that company and organization names may differ from those of the current ones.

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