Stele of Mesha

Stele of Mesha Moabite Stone Small


Mesha Stele, Moab

This iron age basalt stele of Mesha, king of Moab reveals his victory over Israel. It is also referred to as the Moabite Stone.

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Stela of Mesha, king of Moab, commemorating his victory over the Kings of Israel
Dibân
Iron age (circa 800 BC)
Basalt
H 124 cm; L 71 cm
AO 5066

Description

""The stela of Mesha, discovered in 1868 then brought back by Clermmont-Ganneau in 1873, carries an inscription of thirty-four lines in moabite, a script close to ancient phoenician. The text commemorates the defeat inflicted on the kingdom of Israel after the death of Achab, shortly before 842 BC. The stela was erected at Dibân, capital of Moab, par Mesha, son of Kamoshyat, King of Moab." - Louvre " - Louvre

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