<bron67.htm>     [Bronze Age Text]


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          The king now reveals the purpose of his visit to Canada.  Two hieroglyphic symbols appear in this section.  The copper ingot symbol is universal in Bronze Age inscriptions, and originated in Mesopotamia, where ingots were cast in the shape indicated by the sign.  Numerous examples of the sign are also known from American inscriptions and Amerindian token money.  The other hieroglyph, a comb, is peculiarly Norse.  A comb in Norse was "kam," and kam also is the past tense of the verb to come, komu.  Therefore, an ideogram of a comb yields the sound of the verb "came."  The text reads:


          For ingot-copper of excellent quality (Old Norse maetr)came (Old Norse kam)

the king (Old Norse drottinnin) by way of trial (Old Norse reyna).


          This section of the text lies to the left of the preceding section, which is about 18 ft southwest of the main sun-god figure.  In contemporary language the king might have said that his voyage was a test run for market research (Fell 1982).