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The Yehawmilk Stele, c. 450 BCE

Yehawmilk_Stele

Yehawmilk Stele

Phoenicia, Byblos, Lebanon

Conchitic limestone

H. 1.14 m; W. 0.55 m; Th. 0.26 m

The Yehawmilk Stele was discovered in 1869. It is a 14-line inscription in Phoenician. Yehawmilk, the king of Gubal, ancient Byblos, dedicated this stele to the city’s protective goddess “Baalat Gubal” or “Mistress of Byblos.”

 

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