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Klippan, Gothenburg.


C comes from the same letter as G or g. The Semites named it gimel. The sign is possibly adapted from an Egyptian hieroglyph for a staff sling, which may have been the meaning of the name gimel. Another possibility is that it depicted a camel, the Semitic name for which was gamal.


This image is part of a project in the making. I aim to collect all the letters of the alphabet. I could be from signs, posters or whatever fits the bill.


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Taken on February 19, 2009