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NQ being all about communication, our trip to London is bringing us to the most famous transcription in the world–the Rosetta Stone. Inscribed in 196 BC, and rediscovered by Pierre-Francois Bouchard on a Napoleonic expedition in 1799, its trilingual text allowed the first translations of Egyptian hieroglyphics. It’s been on display in the British Museum since 1802, it’s most visited object, and you can add the NQ to that queue. (Image: bbc.co.uk)

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