It is the most visited object in the British museum.
Not long after it arrived at the British Museum, The Rosetta Stone was stolen. In other to conceal this fact from the public, the British government had a replica made and then had the inscriptions colored in white chalk and the remaining surface was covered with a layer of carnauba wax. (They claimed the white chalk was to make the inscriptions more legible and the wax was designed to protect The Stone.)
In 1999, the stone was recovered and the counterfeit summarily removed and discarded.
The original was never painted over.
It was widely believed by archaeologists and specialists that the stone was chipped off for reuse at a construction site but recent discoveries have proved otherwise. There was more to the damaged state of The Stone.
Napoleon Bonaparte first discovered The Stone. It is now believed he did not hand over all he possessed concerning The Stone. There were numbers and codes that he held back and hid at different points in the Land of the Ancient Pharaohs.
Where is Napoleon now?
Where are the locations of the hidden fragments?
Nobody knows, for sure. (About the location of the hidden fragments, that is. Of course, we know Napoleon’s long dead.) But, a search has begun, (especially, since the curator of the British Museum was found dead at the spot where the stone had once been displayed and The Stone? . . . you’ll figure it out, eventually.) a search that’s both a manhunt for the murderer and the thief and a quest for the
Fragments of the Rosetta Stone.
Notes to myself:
This is the last of ‘em. I survived NaShoWriMo! Yeah!