Al-Balu' Stele

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 28 February 2019

Al-Balu's stele is a Moabite document. This stele found in Al-Balu'a, north of Kark, in 1930 CE contains an illegible hieroglyphic inscription. There are three figures depicted on the stele, which may represent a king and two deities. It could be a commemorative stele for the coronation ceremony of a Moabite king. It dates back to 1309-1151 BCE, between the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age, which was a time of Egyptian political and cultural domination. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, February 28). Al-Balu' Stele. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Al-Balu' Stele." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 28, 2019.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Al-Balu' Stele." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Feb 2019. Web. 24 Mar 2023.