Discoverers of the Mesha Stela


 “Heroes” of the discovery and reconstruction of the Mesha Stele (from left to right): the Frenchman Charles Clermont-Ganneau, the German Julius Henry Petermann, and the Brit Charles Warren.

A stone inscribed in the Moabite language, commissioned by the Moabit king Mesha to celebrate his accomplishments, including a successful revolt against the kingdom of Israel (see 2 Kings 3).

An upright stone slab usually inscribed or carved for commemorative purposes.

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