Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Posing at a Runestone

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Trying my best to look cool at the 1000 year old Ådala Runestone at Hammersta in Nynäshamn. The runic inscription, translated reads something like Bjarne and Ger had the stone raised after Näsbjörn his father...the brother of Gudfinn.

This stone was damaged back in 1939 when it was found upside down on a field. The area was being developed, and as no one knew that the big rock was a runestone, they used explosives so that it could be removed from the field. There is an old ruin nearby which was the reason I visited Hammersta today, I will tell you a little about that tomorrow.

6 comments:

Harry Makertia said...

But swear! You're cool!

Nathalie said...

Fantastic piece! I know very little about your country's history and this is amazing to me.

Anonymous said...

From the way you described the discovery - blasting and all - the country must be fortunate to have this significant part of the original.

Steffe said...

Very lucky indeed. There are many stories like this one I'm afraid.

Kuanyin said...

Cool to see an actual rune stone...and mahalo for your blog comment...it sometimes takes me awhile to get to all the blogs I wish to visit. :-)

Anonymous said...

sexy rune stone thjat is.