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Rune stones at Stenkumla church, Gotland, Sweden (28466202844)

Rune stones at Stenkumla church, Gotland, Sweden (28466202844)

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Rune stones (G 207, 208) at Stenkumla church. The inscription on G 207 says: "Botmund and Botraiv and Gunnvat, they raised the stone ... farm and sat in the south with the skins (= traded fur). And he met his end at Ulvshale ... ". The inscription on G 208 says: Botmund and Botraiv and Gunnvat they raised this stone ... ...-hvatr(?), their father. May God and God's mother help his soul better than we could pray ...". Standing at the stones the photographer's daughter Miss Gunnel Hamner.
Runstenar (Go 207, 208) vid Stenkumla kyrka. Inskriften på G 207 säger: "Botmund och Botraiv och Gunnvat, de reste stenen . . . gård och söderut drev skinnhandel (satt med skinn). Och han dog på Ulvshale . . . ". Inskriften på G 208 säger: Botmund och Botraiv och Gunnvat (de) reste denna sten (efter) -vat(?), sin fader. Gud hjälpe hans själ och Guds moder bättre än vi kunna bedja ...". Vid stenarna står fotografens dotter fröken Gunnel Hamner.
Parish (socken): Stenkumla
Province (landskap): Gotland
Municipality (kommun): Gotland
County (län): Gotland
Photograph by: J.W. Hamner
Date: 1923
Format: Glass plate negative
16001000540143

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More than four hundred picture stones are known today. All of the stones were probably erected as memorial stones, but only rarely beside graves. Some of them have been positioned where many people could see them at bridges and on roads. They mainly differ from runestones by presenting the message in pictures rather than runes. Some picture stones also have runic inscriptions, but they tell little more than to whom the stone was dedicated. Lacking textual explanations, the image stones are consequently difficult to interpret. Similar stones in Scotland are known as Pictish stones.

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