stela

Definitions of stela
  1. noun
    an ancient upright stone slab bearing markings
    synonyms: stele
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    examples:
    Rosetta Stone
    a part of an inscribed granite stela that was originally about six feet tall and was set up in 196 BC; the inscriptions in hieroglyphics and Demotic and Greek gave the first clues to the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics
    type of:
    antiquity
    an artifact surviving from the past
    stone
    building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
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