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Explanation: It is a spelling mistake. It should read stelas. Read the text below for context.
The stela is a stone slab or a pillar used for commemorating purposes.
The Testimony of the Royal Stela.
It is not surprising that a city would be named after him (Sethos) for this event even though in earlier days he did not have a good reputation among the Egyptian military. But Esarhaddon overcame the Egyptians eventually and routed the Ethiopians without capturing Tirhaka. This way the Assyrian King Esarhaddon laid the foundation for the native kings of the 19th/26th Dynasty to come to prominence. We believe that Ramses' II appreciation for Esarhaddon to have become the instrument in establishing his dynasty was the reason he placed his stela next to that of Esarhaddon at Nahr el Kalb, near Beirut (Lebanon) some 65 years later. One will look in vain for a rational explanation why Esarhaddon would place his stela (left side) next to that of Ramses II in conventional view. He would have defaced it no doubt. In revised view the Assyrian king's stela was there first
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