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