Monday, May 16, 2016
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.