The Rosetta Stone - British Museum - without the discovery of this hieroglyphics would never have been translated. Created in 196 BC, Discovered in 1799 by a soldier, Pierre-François Bouchard, of the Napoleonic expedition to Egypt.
An awesome detail on an iron fence! Check the detail! The Photo by Michal Dzierza, taken in Bloomsbury, London. Although not mentioned by the photographer, I strongly uspect that said cast iron gates relate to the British Museum.