The Rosetta Stone is a stone with Hieroglypics written on it. The Rosetta Stone is 114.4 cm (45 inches) high at it's tallest point. The Rosetta Stone is named after the town it was discovered in, a town called Rosetta, on the Mediterranean coast in Egypt. The Rosetta Stone was found in 1799 by French Soldiers who were rebuilding a fort at Rosetta. For 20 years scholars tried to decode the stone.