Monday, May 08, 2006

sven had this stone made

sven had this stone made


A runestone at the Årsta Castle in Haninge. The inscription reads: Sven had this stone made...(a few words are missing here)
...his good father and for Godvar. The runestone was moved to this location in 1864. Runestones was the number one status symbol one thousand years ago. Often placed as boundary mounds. There's a cross at the top so Sven was a Christian. Today the castle acts as a clubhouse for a golf course. There's a big farm here that has been turned into a conference center. Everything owned by the same family.

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow! That is very cool.

Cynthia! said...

beautiful!! I love ancient things.. its drives the archeologist in me ( I´m kinda one professionally), but there´s nothing like this type of ruins!