Re: Shape of the Meshe Stele
- Please see the below on the Moabite Stone:
"From the measurements of Captain Warren, an English engineer, the stone was
about three feet five inches high and one foot nine inches wide. At the top
and bottom it was rounded almost to a semicircle."
(p. 554. "Moabite Stone." William S. Walsh. _Handy Book of Curious
Information_. Philadelhia & London. J.B. Lippincott. 1913)
If Warren's measurements are correct, made of the stone _before it was
destroyed_ by the Arabs, then I guess measurements of the stone which
resides today in the Louvre in Paris could be compared to see if they match
Warren's dimensions, or if the stone has lost a few inches on its bottom in
the course of its restoration.
Warren's (?) description of the stone's "rounded bottom" appears to match
Walter R. Mattfeld, M.A. Ed.
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