Rök runestone: New Ancient Viking Text

A new interpretation of the text engraved on one of the world’s most famous runestone – the Rök runestone – offers another vision of Viking civilisation. The ancient monument was erected in the late 800s in the Swedish province of Östergötland.

The multiple rune symbols inscribed all over its surface have never ceased to puzzle archaeologists and linguists ever since. Though the words on the stone are not in themselves difficult to understand, the message behind them has led to intense debates between scholars for many years.

Source: Rök runestone: New interpretation of ancient text sheds light on Viking culture

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