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stele, stela

finial to a Greek stele
1. In classical architecture and derivatives, an upright stone, usually a slab, marking a grave.
2. A wall area set aside as a memorial.
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In addition to the Tempest Stela, a text known as the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus from the reign of Ahmose also makes a special point of mentioning thunder and rain, which further proved that the scholars under Ahmose paid close and particular attention to matters of weather," said Ritner.
Freidel said that his epigrapher, Stanley Guenter, who deciphered the text, believes that Stela 44 was originally dedicated about 1,450 years ago, in the calendar period ending in AD 564, by the Wak dynasty King Wa'oom Uch'ab Tzi'kin, a title that translates roughly as "He Who Stands Up the Offering of the Eagle.
There, they made an astonishing discovery: the stela of Hammurabi's Code.
Tutmosis IV restored the Sphinx and recorded the story of his dream on a 15-ton granite stela that still stands between the Sphinx's paws.
Mobile handsets that are NFC-capable will see skyrocketing sales in 2011 and 2012," says Stela Bokun, Mobile Devices Practice Leader at Pyramid.
The panelists were: Robert Noecker, MD of Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut and Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University; retina specialist Stela Vujosevic, MD, Ph.
namely RHL Flducia, Safmarine Ngami, Stela Nova, Karachi and Able Sailor are currently occupying berths to load/offload containers, general cargo, furnace oil and edible oil respectively during the last 24 hours.
The pyramid itself "probably would have had a small mortuary chapel inside of it that may have held a statue or a stela giving the names and titles of the individuals buried underneath," (http://www.