Rosetta

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For other uses, see Rosetta (disambiguation).

Rosetta is the anglicised name of the city of Rashid, a port city on the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt. It is located 65 km east of Alexandria, at Template:Coor dm, in al-Buhayrah governorate.

With the decline of Alexandria following the Ottoman conquest of Egypt in the 16th century, Rosetta boomed, only to wane in importance after Alexandria's revival. During the 19th century it was a popular British tourist destination, known for its charming Ottoman mansions, citrus groves and cleanliness.

It is famous as the site where the Rosetta Stone was found by French soldiers in 1799.

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