The Rosetta Stone was discovered in 1799. Its trilingual inscription, which made it possible to decipher hieroglyphics, is recognized as an image for the mutual intelligibility of diverse languages. Rosetta's glass face is permanently etched with the inscription from the original Rosetta Stone. Behind the glass is an LED board on which appear fleeting digital messages, including an anthology of multi-lingual writing from or about San José, a bulletin board for public announcements related to the library, and hexagrams from the Chinese classic Book of Changes. For more information see Rosetta Screen.
Location: top of the escalator on the Second Floor