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          Pictograph of the lesser Ancient Irish harp, found at Site Wa-5, Spanish Springs, Nevada.  The inscription and pictograph are both engraved on the same rock, side by side.  The letters C-R-T C-H-L read in Gaelic,cruit chiuil = "the lyre or lesser harp."  This term for the harp is more  Scot than Irish Gaelic.  The unusually complete ogam consain text is 18 in. long & the harp ca. one-foot across.  The pictograph of a tortoise shell (different scale) found at Site Cl-145, might have provided the sound box, as in the case of Greek lyres (see Fell 1982). [Also see Petroglyph list]