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Rune stone Rökstenen (Rök Stone), Östergötland, Sweden

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Rune stone Rökstenen (Rök Stone), Östergötland, Sweden

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Research assistant and archaeologist Hans Hildebrand, (Director General of the Swedish National Heritage Board in 1879-1907) sitting beside the Rök Stone (Ög 136). The runestone - covered with nearly 750 runes - was raised in the 9th century AD by Varin in memory of his dead son Vämod. The Rök Stone is also one of several Historical Sites in trust of the Swedish National Heritage Board...Amanuens och arkeolog Hans Hildebrand (riksantikvarie 1879-1907) som sitter bredvid Rökstenen (Ög 136). Runstenen - täckt av närmare 750 runor - restes på 800-talet e. Kr. av Varin till minne av hans döde son Vämod. Rökstenen är också en av många historiska sevärdheter som vårdas och visas av Riksantikvarieämbetet...Parish (socken): Rök.Province (landskap): Östergötland.Municipality (kommun): Ödeshög.County (län): Östergötland..Photograph by: C. F. Lindberg.Date: 1872.Format: Glass plate negative..: id=16001000181744 ( http://id=16001000181744 )

Viking Runes (Norse Runes) were created in the Roman era to write the earliest forms of the Germanic language. They were eventually used by the Norse, Anglo-Saxons, and Germans. For over a thousand years, the runes evolved into writing styles that fit the needs of contemporary Germanic culture.

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