Tuesday, 19 May 2015

ABC Wednesday, Greece, S for Stele

These are steles which we saw in Greece.
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


With thanks to Denise Nesbitt,  who created ABC, and Roger, who took over from her. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with S.

16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

So interesting, Wil!! I have spent time in Greece, but needless to say not in an area like this one! Great post for the day, as always! Hope you have a great week!

Dina said...

Thanks for the lesson, Wil.
I like the whole idea behind the classical stele.

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for sharing the info on the Stele. Great post and images. Enjoy your week!

happywonderer.com said...

So I've learned a new word today! Thank you.

Hildred said...

The term is not familiar to me, here in the West, but the Steles certainly remind me of old gravestones in old cemeteries here.

Photo Cache said...

Oh I learned something new today. Thanks.

My ABC WEDNESDAY

Roger Owen Green said...

never seen that word, but could be useful!

ROG, ABCW

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I knew the word. When we were in Belize we were taken to see a place where there were ancient Mayan steles. They were just out in the open, where anyone could walk up and touch them.

Rajesh said...

Thanks for sharing. Good to know about this.

Мелкота said...

Interesting post. And good photo ))

Trubes said...

That's interesting Wil something I've never heard of.

They do look like tomb stones, I shall remember the word now should it ever appear in a clue re the cryptic crosswords I am fond of doing!

Best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Ann said...

Stele is new for me too. I have some ancestors who's gravestones look just like this.
Ann

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

your stele makes me want to share this sad stole. On Sunday, an idiot went to a babies' part of a cemetery, and ruin the steles, crosses. Some parents can't even locate their babies' grave.

There will a blessing and prayers done. The CCTV caught the man's in his cowardly act.

Kay said...

It's amazing to think how old these steles are.

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