Rescuer of the stela. Charles Clermont-Ganneau located and purchased 38 fragments bearing 613 of the inscription’s approximately 1,000 letters. In 1873, he presented the fragments to the Louvre. Clermont-Ganneau’s fragments and 19 additional pieces donated by others together constitute about two-thirds of the original stela. Although he reconstructed the stela for the Louvre, Clermont-Ganneau never published the inscription in a definitive edition. He later became a renowned Near Eastern scholar. His other accomplishments include the discovery of the Royal Steward inscription and the identification of the site of Biblical Gezer.