The imposing Viking runestones which dot the Swedish countryside

A girl with a teddy bear at a runestone in Söderby, Botkyrka. The inscription reads, “Sibbe and Tjarve had the stone raised in memory of Torkel, their father.”1930 Image: Swedish National Heritage Board Strewn across Scandinavia, and particularly Sweden’s Uppland province, are thousands of stones carved with runic inscriptions dating from the Bronze Age up to modern times. Most of Sweden’s surviving runestones date from the end of the Viking Age, or the 11th century AD Runestones were

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