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Rosetta Stone

First, a little bit of history.

The Rosetta Stone is an ancient Egyptian granodiorite inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis in 196 BCE on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The decree appears in three scripts: the upper text is Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the middle portion Demotic script, and the lowest Ancient Greek. Because it presents essentially the same text in all three scripts (with some minor differences between them), it provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

piedra roseta
Piedra de Rosetta en el Brittish Museum

This brief introduction is taken from Wikipedia. We will present a replica of course smaller than the original. It is true that it’s not a faithful replica of the stone but the most important is the inscription, though a more realistic stone  is in pending tasks. As indicated by the  Wikipedia entry is a fragment that has three distinct scriptures from each other and although the size of the reproduction is not too large, 110 x 150 mm., it looks very good.

Our replica is made of  laser engraved methacrylate. Because it was that we had at the time. Now with the knowledge gained from our previous work, we are planning to replicate it as the original but reduced. Because I do not think there are many people who can afford a replica of the original size, 1123 x 757 x 284 mm, and weight (760 kg), to bring it home.

Piedra Roseta
Methacrylate replica.

Hogwarts Express ticket.

 

Dear friends, today we present the train ticket to enter the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry . The ticket is made of cardboard and printed on laser printer and ink, jet printer and do get gold effect with a thermo-adhesive gold foil, passed through a laminator.

Billete
Fotograma de Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal

Make this bill is not complicated, as explained below.

  • The first thing is to know what is going in gold and what no, why? very simple, golden things must be printed on a laser printer (in pure black or register black, to avoid dots), as the gold paper only sticks in toner.
  • The next step would be to print what is in black, always squared with the previous good impression.
  • Once the two impressions are made, it’s time to prepare the laminator to pass the thermo-adhesive gold foil. Placing the film along with the print (paper and printed side facing each other) they get close together in the laminator.
  • And that’s it, is as simple as that. All you have to have a laser printer, one jet and a laminator. Moreover is simple.

Here you have the result of the above. Gives a result very cool and the golden glow is fantastic..

Billeta Hogwarts Express
Billete Hogwarts Express

Fortune and Glory.

 

We all know Dr. Henry Jones Jr. or what is the same as Indiana Jones. The vast majority of us, if not all, have seen all his movies including Indiana Jones to the Temple of Doom. If anyone has not seen the movie, I tell you that Indy comes to India and there he is asked to find a sacred stone, one of the Sankara’s stones, which in principle were five but had found three and they had a lot of kids in a cave digging into the rock to find the two missing. Well, the head of a village, asks Indy to retrieve the sacred stone was stolen to his people and bring the children to the village. Above all people reminds this movie for the scene where the evil Mola Ram rips the heart to a guy and he is still alive until Mola Ram gets him into a cage and takes him down inside a volcano when they burrow into the burning lava. Well, in that film, whose favorite phrase of María Jesús, and tells me a lot is “I’ll tell you in the morning,” once set off to the palace of Pankot, looking for the stolen stone, make a stop in the middle of the jungle and Willie, the girl asks Indy if you search for fortune and glory and Dr. Jones explains:

Manuscrito Shankara
Manuscrito Shankara

Indiana: “See, this is a piece of an old manuscript, the pictogram representing Sankara’s, a priest”

Willie: “Is it a kind of writing?”

Indiana: “Yes, Sanskrit, is part of the legend of Sankara that went up the mount kalisa where he found the Hindu god Shiva”

Willie: “Shiva, And what gives the priest?”

Indiana: “Stones, told him to fight evil and help given five sacred stones with magical properties”

Willie: “¿Magic stones? My grandfather was a magician and spent his life with a rabbit in his pocket and doves on the sleeves and made many children happy and died very poor. Magic stones, fortune and glory. Dr. Jones Sweet Dreams.”

Once I told this,  we present the piece of Sankara’s manuscript we can see in the movie, obviously not the original, but it seems a lot. Made of canvas, drawing with crayons, chalk and pencil. All entirely by hand. One of the few things that has not required any type of machine or tool. To me it is one of the replicas that I like most. We have it framed and put on our “freak self” in the Indy area and it’s amazing.

Réplica del manuscrito
Réplica del manuscrito

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