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.
lies close by under a metal shelter awaiting re-erection.
There, they made an astonishing discovery: the stela
of Hammurabi's Code.
commemorates the completion of a Maya ten-year period.
The largest stela
, a single 33m stone, lies on the ground, snapped into three pieces (archaeologists think it collapsed on erection); the next largest, evocatively called the 'stolen one', was removed by the Italians in 1937 and now stands in Rome.
Discoveries from the sunken city of Heracleion in the Nile Delta, include its harbour basin complete with the wrecks of ten antique ships and an intact black granite stela
measuring 195cms in height.
Less well-known is the text on this stela
, a convoluted and flowery pronouncement in which a pharaoh claims credit for the prosperity of the people and then makes a grant of tax relief to the priests on whom he relied for the flow of revenue to his government and for ensuring the fealty of the people to his administration.
Among the most significant is a limestone stela
, or relief carving, of Akhenaten and Nefertiti kissing and playing affectionately with their three children - an image unimaginable under previous pharaohs.
This project is being integrated into the department's STELA
system, the first Brazilian Java and databank-based university administration system.
153-54 as part of Appendix B), seven depend on or are substantiated by newly or relatively newly published texts (Kurba'il Statue of Shalmaneser III (1962), Tell Rimah stela
of Adad-narari III (1968), Iran stela
of Tiglath-pileser III (1972)), or newly edited texts.
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.
We found our answer on a stone monument known as Stela
23, located in the ruins of the Maya city of Naranjo in northeastern Guatemala.