Here you'll find a lot of rune stones. I sorted
them after province and number. Most of them are from Sweden,
but there are some from other countries also. Inscriptions written with the oldest futhark all have a "U" after the number - like three of the rune stones from Blekinge, for example.
The stones from Skåne and Blekinge are regarded
as Danish, because when they were carved those provinces belonged
to Denmark. That's why they start with DR, just like
the Danish ones....
Most of the rune stones in Sweden are from Uppland - there are more than 1000 of them from that province. I only
went to Sigtuna and Uppsala.... and presto - almost 30 rune stone
In October 2003, I went on a four-day trip
down to Skåne to get photos from some interesting sites
there (for my Stone-struck-site). Before I went away I studied
the magnificent runic database, which is free for anyone to download
from Samnordisk Runtextdatabas's site,
and which contains most of the runic inscriptions in the world
- what they say and where they are to be found. Then all you need
is a detailed map and a lot of patience.... and sometimes luck.
Anyway that's where I got the English translations of the texts.
Without that database this site would not exist !
All the gold bracteates are to be found here.
I hope that you'll find the site easy to navigate through. Explore and enjoy. Share it with friends.
also share some thoughts and files in this blog (which I must confess that I didn't have enough time to do).