Monday, May 16, 2016

Fragment

Fragment
Part of a Viking Era runestone near the burial site in Österhaninge. My friend Jim could make out one word on a previous visit: Brother. Experts say that this is probably the runestones original location. The three nearby farms Alby, Lundby and Berga met around where the stone stands, and it is likely that the runestone stood by the side of an old road that is long gone today. The stone was probably raised in memory of a man living at one of the farms. The fragment is recorded on a map from 1774. The author of the Swedish national anthem, Du gamla, Du fria, Richard Dybeck is said to have heard on a visit, that the stone was destroyed many many moons ago.

8 comments:

William Kendall said...

You've photographed it at the right time- lovely light!

Lasse Jansson said...

Även fragment av runstenar är intressanta! Kanske är det så att någon misslyckades med sina runor och rev sönder det som skrivits och började på en ny anteckning någon annanstans... ;-)

Bra bild hur som helst, snygg skärpa/oskärpa och dessutom härligt väder.

bill burke said...

Looks great in the light. Interesting background on the rock.

RedPat said...

I find these so fascinating!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The runestones fascinate me Steffe. I've read many historical books where they are mentioned.. there's something a little magical about them!

Maria Russell said...

What a beautiful place, Stefan!
And what an inspiring photo: to bring a blanket and start daydreaming a little, leaning on that magical stone...
But then...would it be a good idea? I still remember that snake I saw in the water...
Maybe she likes to go slinking around there?

Kay said...

I've seen other rock carvings, including Native American petroglyphs, but never runestones. These would be fascinating.

Stefan Jansson said...

Mer dramatisk berättelse om Albystenen här Lasse:

https://www.haninge.org/2016/05/19/runsten-pa-vift/