- n. Plural form of stela.
“The trick is getting it through the opening of a circular "goal" post made of a round rock decorated in stelae-like fashion.”
“Black rectangular objects have been made throughout history, from the ancient Egyptian stone slabs known as stelae onward.”
“In 1996, he found the site, with parts of buildings and huge ceremonial stones, known as stelae, clearly visible.”
“Other monuments stolen from the site at approximately the same time include stelae in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art and Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (now known as stelae 33 and 34); a side panel from stela 33, which was sold as a separate artifact; and possibly an altar now in the collection of the Dallas Museum of Art. The fragment was brought to Graham's attention shortly before it was to be auctioned at Sotheby's last fall.”
“The grid pattern exists of 2,711 concrete "stelae" which sit on an undulating, wavy surface.”
“No-one outside a select few is allowed anywhere near it, so that leaves the casual visitor with the incredible array of huge stelae, ruined palaces and underground tombs to explore.”
“Occupying an open plaza near the Brandenburg Gate, across the street from the public Tiergarten and around the corner from the shining commercial towers of Potsdamer Platz, the memorial's 2,711 concrete stelae funeral pillars—of different heights but identical lengths and widths—extend in shining rows, 54 of them going north-south, and 87 heading east-west at right angles.”
“Some of the stelae at the periphery are flush with the ground, like blank tombstones.”
“Each chamber contains visual reminders of the stelae above: rectangular benches, horizontal floor markers and vertical illuminations.”
“Must have been some other Rolly carved up on that stelae ...”
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