Accessible Unlicensed Requires Authentication Published by De Gruyter June 25, 2013

Der Stein von Rosetta – Eine Exkursion zum Fundort

Peter A. Schmitt
From the journal Lebende Sprachen

Abstract

The Rosetta Stone is one of the most important stone fragments in history. It is the most popular single object in London’s British Museum, has been the object of scholarly research and has had much written about it. Indeed, any account of the history of translation will at least mention the Rosetta Stone. Today, the name “Rosetta” is used metaphorically in the context of translation, foreign-language learning, and even space exploration. In the light of this, one would assume that all sources are in agreement on the facts but, surprisingly, this is not the case. This article shows that sources disagree even in the most obvious aspects, such as the material, colour, condition of the stone and, in particular, with respect to its discovery. Based on an excursion to Alexandria, Rashíd and the – in all likelihood – real discovery site in the Nile delta, this article provides facts and casts some doubt on the reliability of internet sources.

Quellen

Andrews, Carol (1981): The Rosetta Stone. British Museum Press, London; 1981.Search in Google Scholar

Downs, Jonathan (2010): The Rosetta Stone: the Controversy, the Solutions. http://jdownsrosetta.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/returning-the-rosetta-stone-to-egypt/ [2012-12-31]Search in Google Scholar

Edwardes, Charlotte/Milner, Catherine (2003): „Egypt demands return of the Rosetta Stone.“ The Daily Telegraph. [2012-12-31].Search in Google Scholar

Hussein, Amir (2005): Eine einfache Methode zum Lesen und Schreiben von Hieroglyphen. Ins Deutsche übersetzt von Osama El-Mohamadi. O.O.: Amr Hussein Abdel Aal.Search in Google Scholar

Huttinger, Henry (2005): Stolen treasures – Zahi Hawass wants the Rosetta Stone back – among other things.http://web.archive.org/web/20051201070256/http://www.cairomagazine.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=1238&format=html [2012-12-31]Search in Google Scholar

Jobbins, Jenny (2001): “A merchant’s paradise” Al-Ahram Weekly Online No. 540. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2001/540/tr1.htm [2012-12-31]Search in Google Scholar

McElroy, Damien (2010): British Museum under pressure to give up leading treasureshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/7563963/British-Museum-under-pressure-to-give-up-leading-treasures.html [2012-12-31]Search in Google Scholar

Opoku, Kwame (2009): RETURN OF THE ROSETTA STONE TO EGYPT: LIMITS TO THE GREED OF THE SELF-STYLED UNIVERSAL MUSEUMS. http://www.modernghana.com/news/255494/1/return-of-the-rosetta-stone-to-egypt-limits-to-the.html [2012-12-31]Search in Google Scholar

Parkinson, R. B.; Parkinson, Richard; Fisher, M.; Simpson, R. S.; Diffie, Whitfield (1999): Cracking Codes: The Rosetta Stone and Decipherment. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.Search in Google Scholar

Parkinson, Richard (2005): The Rosetta Stone. British Museum Objects in Focus. London: The British Museum Press.Search in Google Scholar

Pfeiffer, Stefan (2005): Stein von Rosette. http://www.bibelwissenschaft.de/nc/wibilex/das-bibellexikon/details/quelle/WIBI/referenz/30418/ [2012-12-31]Search in Google Scholar

Roberts, Paul William (2006): River in the Desert: A Modern Traveller in Ancient Egypt. London: Tauris Parke.Search in Google Scholar

Rosetta Stone. http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Rosetta_Stone.html [2012-12-31]Search in Google Scholar

Rosetta, a military stronghold in Egypt. http://www.touregypt.net/rashid.htm [2012-12-31]Search in Google Scholar

Salevsky, Heidemarie (2002): Translationswissenschaft. Ein Kompendium. Frankfurt u. a.: Peter Lang.Search in Google Scholar

Sewell, Max (2012): The Discovery of the Rosetta Stone. http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/miscellaneous/c_rosetta.html [2012-12-31]Search in Google Scholar

The Mysterious Rosetta Stone. http://yourknowledge.hubpages.com/hub/Rosetta-Stone-Info [2012-12-31]Search in Google Scholar

The Rosetta Stone. http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/writing/rosetta.html [2012-12-31]Search in Google Scholar

Online erschienen: 2013-06-25
Erschienen im Druck: 2013-05

© 2013 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston