Rosetta

Rosetta, a town on the left branch of the delta of the Nile, 44 m. NE. of Alexandria, famous for the discovery near it by M. Boussard, in 1799, of the Rosetta stone with inscriptions in hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek, and by the help of which archæologists have been able to interpret the hieroglyphics of Egypt.

Population (circa 1900) given as 18,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Roses, Wars of the * Rosicrucians
Roscher, Wilhelm
Roscius, Quintus
Roscoe, Sir Henry
Roscoe, William
Roscommon
Roscrea
Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of
Rosecrans, William Starke
Rosenkranz, Karl
Roses, Wars of the
Rosetta
Rosicrucians
Rosinante
Roslin
Rosmini, Antonio Rosmini-Serbati
Ross, Sir John
Rossano
Rossbach
Rosse, William Parsons, third Earl of
Rossetti, Charles Dante Gabriel
Rossetti, Christina Georgina

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Rosetta in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

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