Just as its namesake the Rosetta Stone was the key to unlocking the mysteries of ancient hieroglyphics, Rosetta Resources is solving the complexities involved with the exploration and production of energy from unconventional resources.
The Rosetta Stone was discovered in 1799 by French soldiers in the village of el-Rashid (Rosetta), in the Western Delta of the Nile River. By this time, all knowledge of ancient Egyptian language had been lost for over 1,000 years.
Engraved in three languages, the known Greek section helped scholars decipher the demotic Egyptian and hieroglyph writings. The text contains a decree passed by a general council of priests in 196 B.C .on the first anniversary of the coronation of Ptolemy V Epiphanes, King of all Egypt, to honor his services to Egypt.
The portion of the stone that exists today weighs approximately 1,700 lbs and is 45 inches at hits highest point, 28.5 inches wide and 11 inches thick.
Today The Rosetta Stone stands in The British Museum as an enduring symbol of human understanding through the ages.