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Runestone in Jelling, Denmark This one is thought to be the oldest extant depiction of Christ in Scandinavia.

Runestone in Jelling, Denmark This one is thought to be the oldest extant depiction of Christ in Scandinavia.

The Jelling Runestone it's said to be the first mention of the word Denmark making it the birth certificate of Denmark. It was erected by King Harald Bluethooth at Jelling in Jutland around 960-980. (this is a replica)

The Jelling Runestone it's said to be the first mention of the word Denmark making it the birth certificate of Denmark. It was erected by King Harald Bluethooth at Jelling in Jutland around 960-980. (this is a replica)

Runic stone (stone), Viking / Lund, Sweden. The runestone is 8½ feet tall and was discovered at Skårby, Sweden. The Skårby runestone is dated to about 1000 A.D. Transcription into Old Norse:  Káulfr/Kalfr ok Autir þeir settu stein þenna eptir Tuma, bróður sinn, er átti Guðissnapa. Translation in English: Káulfr(?)/Kalfr(?) and Autir, they placed this stone in memory of Tumi, their brother, who owned Guðissnapi.

Runic stone (stone), Viking / Lund, Sweden. The runestone is 8½ feet tall and was discovered at Skårby, Sweden. The Skårby runestone is dated to about 1000 A.D. Transcription into Old Norse: Káulfr/Kalfr ok Autir þeir settu stein þenna eptir Tuma, bróður sinn, er átti Guðissnapa. Translation in English: Káulfr(?)/Kalfr(?) and Autir, they placed this stone in memory of Tumi, their brother, who owned Guðissnapi.

Lingsberg Runestone - Norse runes were much more than just letters... Each rune was an ideographic or pictographic symbol of some cosmological principle or power, and to write a rune was to invoke and direct the force for which it stood

Lingsberg Runestone - Norse runes were much more than just letters... Each rune was an ideographic or pictographic symbol of some cosmological principle or power, and to write a rune was to invoke and direct the force for which it stood

Rök Rune Stone ~ This encrypted monolith protected a secret of Norse mythology by hiding in a church wall for over a millennium.

Rök Rune Stone ~ This encrypted monolith protected a secret of Norse mythology by hiding in a church wall for over a millennium.

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