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Viking Travel Postcard: Rune Stone 390

January 5th, 2012 at 9:00 pm » Comments (2)

Another Viking Travel Postcard spotted on a roadtrip to Sigtuna, Sweden. The runic inscription of the stone says: “Sven had the stone erected in memory of… his father and Fröydis in memory of Ulv, her husband. God help his soul”. The names Sven and Ulv are common in the runic inscriptions but Frödis has only [...]

Travel Photo: St Lars Church Ruin, Sigtuna

January 4th, 2012 at 9:26 pm » Comments (1)

There are several ruins in Sigtuna (about 50 km from Stockholm) to explore more than just taking a photo like the one below. However when we were there, it was to visit their yearly Christmas market and not regular sightseeing. The weather was very gray most of the time and not any good for travel [...]

Viking Travel Postcard: Rune Stone 385

January 3rd, 2012 at 8:44 pm » Comments (0)

Even in the good old days like the viking age, people did travel a lot. In the 11th century this rune stone at St Olofs church ruin in Sigtuna, Sweden, were carved by Torbjörn. The runic inscription on this stone says: “..this stone in memory of Grimulv, his mate…“. The name of Grimulv has been [...]