Wikipedia:"A stele (plural steles is a stone or wooden slab, generally taller than it is wide, erected as a monument, very often for funerary or commemorative
purposes. Stelae may be used for government notices or as territorial
markers to mark borders or delineate land ownership. They very often
have texts and may have decoration. This ornamentation may be inscribed,
carved in relief (bas, high, etc.), or painted onto the slab. Traditional Western gravestones are technically stelae, but are very rarely described by the term
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