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International Rock Star. Celebrity Impersonator.
"I can't wait to tell you about the 5,000
sq.ft. Rosetta Stone exhibit -- filled with 4 Zones of
jaw-dropping technology and STEM educational benefit --
designed to travel around North America and beyond for 7
years. There's no turning back. I'm about to connect you to
the next BIG THING!!!"
Stick around and I just might sing one of my favorites,
"A Clone Again (Naturally)"
"C'mon. While you're
visiting, you might as well take the next 90 seconds
to watch my fabulous whiteboard video below."
The ROSETTA CLONE:
International Rock Star...Celebrity Impersonator
a m y s t e r i o u s i n t e r n a t i o n a l t r e a s u r e
inspecting the Rosetta Stone during the International
Congress of Orientalists,1874
Digital, Full-size, 3D Holographic Image of the Iconic
Dr. Joel Freeman
explains the historical significance of the famous Rosetta
Stone to a group in Maryland.
One of our
1:1, full-size, 3D Rosetta Stone replicas was used in 2015
on the Vancouver movie set of "Night
At The Museum 3"
(Twentieth Century Fox)
Joel Freeman was the keynote speaker
recently at the "Ft Meade Joint Language Wars" held outside near the plane exhibit on
the campus at the National Security Agency (NSA). This is the Olympics
competition for language experts from the Army, Navy, Air Force and
Marines. TOPIC: the history behind the cracking of the code to
hieroglyphics and its historical impact on what these elite warriors do
every day for America's national security.
Rosetta Stone Traveling
the Stone that told the Sphinx's secrets
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The Rosetta Stone:
Found in 1799 on the west bank of the Nile by Napoleon's French
soldiers, this 1,700 pound fragment of an ancient slab
gave up the clues that ultimately cracked the code to
hieroglyphics some 23 years later in 1822 – unlocking
the secrets of ancient Egypt.
one of the most important finds in the past
three centuries...yet hardly anyone knows about
Connected to Problem-Solving:
Anyone interested in the fields of archaeology,
Egyptology, cryptology, writing, publishing, geology,
science, mathematics, translation work and/or languages
understands the significance of this famous artifact --
a contemporary metaphor for problem-solving.
Rosetta Stone Replica Project:
After 6+ years of R&D we have developed the world’s
first 1:1, full-size, 3D replica of the Rosetta Stone
available to the general public. This educational
project was launched at the Library of Congress, and is
being accomplished through The Freeman Institute®
The original Rosetta Stone is housed in London at the
British Museum and is considered by many experts to be
one of the most important archaeological finds in the
last three centuries -- the #1 exhibit of the entire
Plus, recently a History Channel TV
Special (101 Objects That Changed the World)
listed the Rosetta Stone as #3 -- behind the Bible (#1)
and Coins (#2).
One of our replicas was part of the set on the
Twentieth Century Fox movie, "Night
At The Museum 3" -- starring Ben
Stiller, Robin Williams and others. The movie
plot was set in the British Museum. The leased replica was
returned to me, so we will be able to exhibit
the actual replica used in the NATM3 movie -- in
this traveling exhibit.
Intelligence: The Freeman Institute®
Foundation developed the Rosetta Stone award for
the Marine Corp Association and Foundation --
awarded to the top linguists in Marine Corp
Intelligence. The competition was intense
Google sponsored the
creation of the award. Here is one of those
awards, presented at a formal MCAF banquet in
Crystal City, VA.
“The Mysterious Rosetta Stone” Traveling Exhibit:
The current plan is to hire
Science North, one of the
premier fabricators of traveling exhibits globally. They
have the infrastructure and brain trust of experience to
create a stunning 5,000 sq.ft. exhibit with all of the
jaw-dropping, gee-whiz technology required to make this
a smashing success throughout North America and beyond.
Plus, Science North will deal
with the on-going logistics – developing the regional
marketing plan for venues, setting up the exhibit
schedule for venues across North America,
shipping/transportation and refurbishing of entire
exhibit between venues, et al…
And once we have developed the template for the first
5,000 sq.ft. exhibit, we can then create similar
exhibits to travel in other orbits…globally – throughout
Europe, SE Asia, China and S. America.
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interested in archaeology,
mathematics, translation work and/or
significance of this
C O N C E P T U A LF
L O O R P L A N
Developed by George Mayer
M I D D L EZ O N E
ROSETTA STONE TRAVELING EXHIBIT
-- Progression of artistic rendering of the Middle
Joe Ruiz created the artistic renderings for the
traveling exhibit. )
One of my replicas was part of the set of the "Night
At The Museum 3" movie, starring Ben Stiller,
Robin Williams and others. The movie plot was set in
the British Museum. The leased replica was returned,
so we will be able to exhibit the actual replica
used in the NATM3 movie -- in this Zone.
F O U RZ
O N E S
#1: Rosetta Stone History
(approx 1,250 sq. ft.)
Visitors will relive the time of discovery of the Rosetta Stone on
the west bank of the Nile, Napoleon’s reign, the drama surrounding
the cracking of the code to hieroglyphics, and links to ancient
With backdrops of Egyptian sands and pyramids, visitors will go on
their own path to discover the Stone: the centerpiece and star of
the exhibit, the 1:1, full size, 3D Rosetta Stone replica. Artifacts
and media will surround to give tell the story of the discovery.
#2: Cracking the Codes
(approx 1,250 sq. ft.)
Plus, we are having a 3-D digital holographic image of the Rosetta
Stone developed by an expert. See below. It is a 10’ x 10’
structure, with a clear screen stretched at a 45 degree angle,
creating the ability to project the image through it. The
holographic image will then be about 4.5’ tall.
Visitors will enter into a highly participatory area which is both
mysterious and intriguing. Kind of “James-Bond-ish” vibe to it. A
bit darker and edgier. Within this area, visitors will engage in
challenging, mind-stimulating code-cracking games and puzzles. Both
computer interactive and hands-on, 3-D puzzles with be presented.
Graphics and artifacts will showcase famous and historical codes and
the breaking of them.
We are also planning to exhibit an ENIGMA (used by Nazis in WWII), along
with some cutting edge, gee-whiz, jaw-dropping technology in this
"Code Cracking" zone of the exhibit.
#3: Languages & Culture
(approx 1,250 sq. ft.) How Language and Culture impact each other.
Visitors would enter into a themed area, backdrops would displays a
variety of languages. Visitors will be engrossed in the primary
theme of the area, Languages. Specifically, the history of
languages, the process of translation, and the impact of language on
culture throughout history and today.
Exhibits will highlight how the middle Demotic script was the key
(as within the Rosetta Stone) to the translation link between the
two other scripts – Greek and Hieroglyphics – essentially part of
the formula that helped to cracked the code to
Hieroglyphics…unlocking the secrets of ancient Egypt.
– Words from other cultures that are not translatable into English.
Just because a word is not translatable, it doesn’t mean that people
don’t experience it here in America. There are certain ways of
expressing oneself which makes sense in another culture. Does
someone have to give up something because it cannot be described in
English? Provide a way for people to access that list, with the
meanings of each word as best defined in English.
Different ways of saying a word. Kind of like Charades. Express a
mood or word in body language and have another visitor guess what is
Leave a verbal video note about a word from your part of the world
that means a lot to you...for the next visitor.
How words and culture interact. Show the history behind latest words
that have now become a part of common usage in our culture.
I have access to some of the top linguist experts at NSA who are
excited to help with this zone. Plus, once this project gets moving
we can approach a language training company about helping to create
some interactive games for this zone.
#4: Problem Solving and Connections to Modern World
(approx 1,250 sq. ft.)
Visitors will enter this area through a modern type door and the
entire design will be contemporary. Backdrop will be modern, even
perhaps futuristic in their look and feel. This area’s significance
lies in it’s ability to connect visitors to the modern world, giving
meaning and practicality to the information they have encountered
thus far within the exhibit.
Name a vocation. Any vocation. Any person with a job has a job
because he or she is solving some sort of problem(s). The Rosetta
Stone can be utilized as a metaphor for such activity.
It took 23 years – including the collaboration of many people – to
solve the puzzle of hieroglyphics, thereby unlocking the secrets of
ancient Egypt. This involved long periods of silence, big egos and
lack of cooperation among experts from a number of countries. But
the basic message is that people persevered and the problem was
ultimately solved. The meaning for us is that someone may be working
on a crappy team...filled with people possessing big egos,
cross-cultural issues, lack of good communication, and lack of
tools/resources. But still the problems can be solved.
This zone will include 25-30 mini exhibits that showcase the
problem-solving process each invention went through to create
his/her invention that we now take for granted.
"early adopters" in C-Suites and beyond
One of the founders of the
Children's Miracle Network -- arguably one of the most successful
charities in the last four decades -- told
me that the Rosetta Stone project is the next BIG thing. I am not
sure what that means, but was grateful for his encouragement.
I have already done – with a lot of
help -- much of the innovation required to bring it to
where it is right now.
I have taken it as far as I can
and have already seen a small number of “early adopters” come on
board with significant input and
donations. Here's just one example:
Tagboard...hashtag (#) technology
is being donated for enhancing social media impact for each venue
(value up to $750K over 7 years). Ask me about the other early
adopters. Prepare to be amazed by the level of commitment already
Science North is one of the premier
fabricators of museum exhibits in the world and they are
excited about this project.
Reality check. Without the funding, this entire
project is merely a pipe dream.
N D I N G
That’s the next step for this project to
We are doing this project through The Freeman Institute
Let's talk...cell: 410-991-9718 (Joel
I am personally inviting corporations
and wealthy individuals to be significant early
adopters. Corporations spend
millions of dollars for a 30-second ad during the Super
Bowl. Hardly anyone can remember even one ad shown on TV during the last Super
My promise is to work hard to make the
marketing/branding benefits well worth your while over a
sustained 7+ years.
G L O B A L
P E R S P E C T I V E
Once the template for the first 5,000 sq.ft.
exhibit is developed, we can then create six more 5,000 sq.ft. exhibits for travel in their
separate orbits -- North America, SE Asia, China (2
exhibits), Europe and South
In North America we will have two
exhibits, but after three years one of those exhibits
will step away to visit large cities with cultural
centers not serviced by the other orbits (e.g.
Sydney, Moscow, Cairo, New Delhi, Lagos, Tel Aviv,
Istanbul and more...)
"Interested in learning how you can help?"
email -- greatworkshops [at] gmail.com cell:
ask for Joel Freeman
"Rosie" or "Rosette" will be one of the guides throughout
many of the
exhibits. Which "Rosie" do you like the best?
T H E B A R B A D O
S C O N N E C T I O N
Once the Rosetta Stone Exhibit travels around North America for 7
years, The Freeman Institute Foundation has promised to
exhibit to The Preservation (Barbados) Foundation Trust. It will then become a museum --
tourist destination -- in the Bridgetown region.
~ A letter from The Preservation (Barbados)
Foundation Trust to The Freeman Institute Foundation ~
N E E D S O M E
M O R E
B A C K G R O U N D
A B O U T T H I S P R O J E C T?
for more background:
Replicating a Mystery (short film)
The Freeman Institute Foundation
B A C K G R O U N D
T E C H N O L O G Y
B A C K G R O U N D
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of Genuine Rosetta Stone
Height: 114.400 cm (max.)
Width: 72.300 cm
Thickness: 27.900 cm
Evidently the "Night At The Museum 3" cast had fun on
their UK adventure, with co-star Ben Stiller
pic of Robins Williams goofing off in costume next to the
original Rosetta Stone at the British Museum.
"Saw this guy hanging out by the Rosetta Stone at
British Museum last night."
In a USA Today
article (July 27, 2014), co-star, Dan Stevens described the surreal
scene of having late-night
with Robin Williams during night shoot breaks in the museum. Stiller,
having "access to this incredible place that you would just never have a
chance to walk around by yourself."
One of our Rosetta Stone replicas used on
the movie set of "Night At The Museum 3" in Vancouver
Compare the replica with the original Rosetta Stone
above next to Robin Williams
Rosetta Stone Replica Project
Box 305, Gambrills,
Rosetta Stone in Situ
from The Freeman Institute History Collection
Rosetta Stone Replica Exhibition
We tried to mimic as close as possible how the exhibit looked in
Facebook: Rosetta Stone Replica Project, with photos
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