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Synonyms for stele

the usually cylindrical central vascular portion of the axis of a vascular plant

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an ancient upright stone slab bearing markings


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During a visit to the Mesha Centre for Studies and Human Rights in Madaba, south of Amman, Dumas said returning Mesha Stele to Jordan "can only be resolved within international agreements of which Jordan and France are signatories.
According to Ann Paludan's reconstruction, a standard Eastern Han cemetery normally consisted of six elements: a pair of pillar towers (que [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) flank and mark the tomb entrance; a spirit path (shendao [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) connects the entrance with the funerary shrine, which precedes the burial in the innermost part of the cemetery; a group of sculptures or tomb guardians, usually in the shape of winged felines (bixie (if 410, flank the spirit path; one stele (bei [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) stands on the spirit path.
A hattigala (elephant copulation with human) stele of unknown date is kept in the premises of Amruteshvara temple in Ratanwadi, at the base of Ratangad (the historic fort captured by Shivaji, around 150 km from Mumbai).
Arif "a tenu a honorer des soldats inhumes sur ce site qui, pour la plupart, perirent au cours de l'operation +Torch+ en novembre 1942, prelude a la constitution de l'armee de l'Afrique dont la contribution a la liberation de la France fut decisive", est-il ecrit sur la stele.
Summary: DUBAI - On the occasion of the seventh accession of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) and the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) on Thursday revealed a stele capturing His Highness's life and achievements.
The cover art by Jorge Donis and Kote Carvajal features imagery of a stele and the Mayan glyph for 13.
Tuthmosis IV had a religious experience in the middle of a sunny day, recorded in the Dream Stele - an inscription near the Great Sphinx in Giza.
Another favourite object, the beautifully carved grave stele of a woman named Iostrate, dates to 350 BCE.
Sur la scene, au milieu d'une immense gerbe de chrysanthemes avait ete dressee une unique stele en bois dediee aux morts et disparus.
The stele of YHWH in Egypt; the prophecies of Isaiah 18-20 concerning Egypt and Kush.
We had seen herds of turtle sculptures, like traffic jams of cars, each carrying a stele on its back.
There is a subtle curve to all four side planes of each stele (a less subtle variation occurs in the top).
Thousands of people marched though Yerevan to the Tsitsernakaberd memorial dedicated to the victims of the killings, which overlooks the capital, dominated by a needle-shaped stele.
Cole follows other Chan scholars in tracing the roots of Chan genealogy to a funerary stele for Faru (d.