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Rune stones and bucket, Orlunda Churchyard, Östergötland, Sweden

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Rune stones and bucket, Orlunda Churchyard, Östergötland, Sweden

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Runestone fragments (Ög 5, 6) at Orlunda churchyard, and a bucket. The inscription on the larger rune stone says: "(N.N. placed) this (stone) in memory of Åsa, his wife". ..Runstensfragment (Ög 5, 6) på Orlunda kyrkogård, och en hink. Ristningen på den större runstenen säger: "(N.N. lade) denna (sten) efter Åsa, sin hustru"...Parish (socken): Orlunda.Province (landskap): Östergötland.Municipality (kommun): Vadstena.County (län): Östergötland..Photograph by: Unknown.Date: c. 1900.Format: Glass plate negative..: id=16001000188324 ( http://id=16001000188324 )

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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