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stele

(stē′lē, stēl)
n.
1. also stela (stē′lə)pl. steles also ste·lae (-lē) An upright stone or slab with an inscribed or sculptured surface, used as a monument or as a commemorative tablet in the face of a building.
2. stele (stēl, stē′lē) The primary vascular tissue in the stem or root of a vascular plant, consisting of the xylem and phloem together with supporting tissues, such as pith.

ste′lar (-lər) adj.
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The rose granite dream stela shows the Pharaoh, wearing the crowns of upper and lower Egypt, offering incense and oil to a muscular sphinx.
The text on the stela - which has not yet been fully deciphered - describes a ritual conducted on that day.
However, some researchers consider the content on the Tempest Stela to be a metaphorical document that illustrated the impact of the Hyksos invasion.
Working with The Manchester Museum, Loughborough's Professor John Tyrer has created a high-tech interactive display that will enable visitors to immerse themselves in the story behind the Stela of Hesysunebef.
Stela Bokun, senior analyst at Pyramid Research, said: "Google will now be able to position itself as an end-to-end player, similar to where Apple and RIM stand, and Motorola's patent portfolio will provide some cushion in the light of recent Apple attacks on Android.
A complex bit of detective work by Peter Der Mannelian of the Giza Archive Project postulates the existence of a possible Slab Stela for the tomb of Nefer at Giza (G 2110).
They include Snofru as builder and unique creator of the pyramids of Seila and Meidum, the significance of Nile heights recorded under the 12th dynasty, the stela of Iuyres in the Cairo Museum, Ramses II and his dynasty as traditionalist and innovators, a New Kingdom stela from Memphis, the dance for appeasing Menhyt-Nebtou at Esna, a clay bowl with demotic inscriptions from Tuna al-Gevel, and the Arabic equivalent of the Coptic causative-infinitive.
The re-branding of Colliers International around the globe is a positive evolution of our company as a whole by unifying all Colliers specialists into one single successful platform," said Stela Dhami, General Manager of Colliers International in Albania.
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Although the stela was discovered in 2004, the team had to wait a year before they could excavate it.