The only extra-biblical support for events in the Torah is a passing mention of the “Israel” in an Egyptian stelae around 1200 BC.
The “stelae Chamber” boasts two stone markers, thought to be where high-level community leaders performed rituals to the gods.
The headdresses of the stelae statues are most reminiscent of the triple tiara of Buddhist images.
These stelae and altars are the peculiar features of the Copan ruins.
Kellekli, near Jerablus; two stelae, one with relief inscription.
To the south of the enclosure described, Stephens found within terraced walls a group of stelae and altars.
The faces of the figures on the stelae are the faces one can see to-day in Cambodia and Siam.
The stelae the latter describes as being twice or three times as high as those at Copan, and always monolithic.
The figures on the stelae at Copan and Quirigua, in many instances have across their breasts what looks like a broad band.
Especially noteworthy are altars in the form of a turtle and stelae covered with hieroglyphs.