Fig. 152a/b. Standing stone with a rock engraving called 'the staff and the serpent.' The staff has horns which indicate energy or power, and the ideograms on the left include a 'u' sign and a parallel line with dots above and below. The 'u' sign in the ideographic conceptuality may signify transformation or change, while the dots indicate an action, or 'to do.' This standing stone probably commemorates the story of a powerful staff which became a serpent. (Site HK 32; photo ISR84: XLVII-27, drawing: HK Archive; WARA W06008, W00077).
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