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The informative statue is a sculpture that was introduced in New Horizons. The sculpture can be donated to the museum and be added to the art gallery. As this sculpture can be bought from Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler, players should keep in mind that they may be purchasing a forgery. It is based on the real-life Rosetta Stone, an ancient stone that provided a key to deciphering the Ancient Egyptian language.

Statue information[]

Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Informative statue 4,980 Bells 1,245 Bells Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler

Donation to the museum[]

After donating it to the museum, a museum label will give a description of the sculpture. In New Horizons, the museum label reads:

Rosetta Stone
Artist Unknown, 196 BCE
Granodiorite

A stone slab found in Rosetta, Egypt in 1799. Helped efforts to decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Almost identical text is written in hieroglyphs at the top, then Demotic script, and lastly Greek script.

Authenticity[]

In New Horizons[]

The fake is carved out of ice and appears blue, while the genuine one is stone.
Forgery
Genuine
NH-Statue Informative Forged
NH-Statue Informative Genuine


Further information[]

Main article: Rosetta Stone on Wikipedia

The Rosetta Stone is a large stone transcribed with an ancient decree issued by King Ptolemy V Epiphanes in Memphis, Egypt in 196 BC. The decree is recorded in three languages: Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, Ancient Egyptian Demotic script, and Ancient Greek. The re-discovery of this stone gave researchers a key to deciphering Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. It is now on public display at the British Museum in London, England.

Trivia[]

  • The fake informative statue being blue may be in reference to the Rosetta Stone language-teaching software, which has a blue version of the stone as its logo.
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