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          Detail from a Bronze Age ship Petroglyph (Halldin 1941).  The Tifnag inscription reads clockwise to yield and archaic Nordic text matching Old Norse kogge hval, while the large letters BR are a relic of late Neolithic hieroglyphs depicting a buckler, bukla, and a ring, hringr; these, the first of what became the Tifnag letters, were originally to be read as a punning simulation of words meaning "thrust out [to sea] at launching."  Thus, the whole inscription is probably a memorial to the launching of the seagoing ship Leviathan (Fell 1982).