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Mer De Noms
Now we'll talk more about Mer De Noms.
Remember the first three APC albums reflect the three languages of the Rosetta Stone:
The top portion is Egyptian hieroglyphs.
The middle portion is Demotic (Egyptian).
The bottom portion is Ancient Greek.
I'm guessing Mer De Noms represents Egypt since the symbols look more Egyptian, but more importantly because Egyptians were the first to invent boats.