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Egypt’s Zahi Hawass to Ask British Museum for Rosetta Stone

LONDON (REUTERS).- The head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities said he plans to ask the British Museum to hand the Rosetta Stone over to his country. The ancient stone was the key to deciphering hieroglyphs on the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs and is one of six ancient relics that Egypt’s chief archaeologist Zahi Hawass said his country wants to recover from museums around the world. “I did not write yet to the British Museum but I will. I will tell them that we need the Rosetta Stone to come back to Egypt for good,” Hawass told Reuters this weekend. “The British Museum has hundreds of thousands of artifacts in the basement and as exhibits. I am only needing one piece to come back, the Rosetta