-- Unusual "whiteboard" video with the Rosetta Stone replica portrayed as the "Rosetta Clone" -- a celebrity impersonator.

Hear script/read text provided by David Asheim (President) and team at Guide By Cell:
Call 415-294-3619 (then dial 1#, then 2#, and then 3# to hear more). Text "Rosetta Tour" to 56512 for a visual tour.

VIDEO SCRIPT (Voice talent, Matthew Wade): "I know, I know...I can't go anywhere without being recognized. I am a dead ringer for the famous Rosetta Stone! As a celebrity look-alike performer -- "The Rosetta Clone" -- I'm accustomed to awkward stares. Go ahead. Look closely at the letters and symbols engraved into my face. It's unmistakable. Ever wondered where that language software program got its name? From The Rosetta Stone -- a 17 hundred pound slab of rock, with a lot of the same words etched into its face in three inscriptions about 22 hundred years ago. Boy, that chiseling process must have been painful! Like getting tattooed all over your cheeks. I guess it all turned out okay, because that Egyptian rock ended up becoming a world-renowned language expert -- helping Jean Champollion crack the code to hieroglyphics in 1822 -- which unlocked the mystical secrets of ancient Egypt. How's that for becoming famous? Well...being a rock star is also in my DNA. and fans are crazy about me. I create a buzz wherever I go. Especially when performing songs like: "Are You Clonesome Tonight?" -- "Tears of a Clone" or "A Clone Again, Naturally." You get the picture. How about bringing a celebrity impersonator -- like me -- to your organization? There are a select number of us willing to travel anywhere in the world and mesmerize audiences. There's no other way to say it: WE TRANSLATE INTO VISITORS! Check out:"

The finding of the Rosetta Stone was one of the most important and intriguing artifacts of the last three centuries.

The Rosetta Stone (not the language software). Found in 1799 on the west bank of the Nile by French soldier, this 1,700 pound fragment of an ancient slab gave up clues that ultimately cracked the code to hieroglyphics some 23 years later in 1822 -- unlocking the secrets of ancient Egypt.

A new short film created by The Freeman Institute helps viewers understand the historical & contemporary significance of the famous Rosetta Stone and to learn about the Rosetta Stone Replica Project.

What is the Rosetta Stone? Why is it such an internationally influential artifact? How was it found? Why was it important to crack the code to hieroglyphics?

The answer to these questions will help anyone understand the impact the Rosetta Stone has had upon various aspects of life: cryptology, geology, linguistics, language translations, mathematics, science and IT security.

The Rosetta Stone is much more than a roughly gouged, nicked rock that appears like it was shoved down the side of a mountain -- it is the key to an ancient civilization and a modern symbol of human discovery, conquest, and scholarship.

The Rosetta Stone Replica Project has eight different models available for educational institutions, museums, and more.

The Rosetta Classic model is the full-size, 3D replica (45" tall x 30" wide x 11" thick, 95 lbs).

The Hybrid Rosetta model can be utilized as either a coffee table or a stunning piece of art hanging on a wall.

Rosetta Classic is not affiliated with the British Museum, which has not endorsed or sponsored Rosetta Classic, The Freeman Institute Foundation, or the Rosetta Stone Replica Project. The original Rosetta Stone is housed in London and everyone is encouraged to visit the British Museum to see the original artifact.

Much of the photography for this video was done by Daniel Champness at Fenwick Island. The photos were designed to mimic the way the Rosetta Stone might have looked after it had been dug out of the ancient foundation and set on the beach so that the French soldiers could take a better look at it.

Take a look at the short film (The Rosetta Stone: Replicating a Mystery) --

CREDITS: Whiteboard video was done by Shadrach P.


The Freeman Institute
Dr. Joel A. Freeman
Box 305
Gambrills, MD 21054
tel: 410-729-4011

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