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Re: Shape of the Meshe Stele

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  • Walter Mattfeld
    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
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      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
      Klein's description.

      Regards,

      Walter R. Mattfeld, M.A. Ed.
      Millbury, MA


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