Rune stone (U 448) at Harg. The inscription says: "Igul and Björn had the stone raised in memory of Torsten, their father". Runsten (U 448) vid Hargs gård. Ristningen säger: "Igul och Björn läto resa stenen efter Torsten sin fader". Parish (socken): Odensala Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Sigtuna County (län): Stockholm Photograph by: Erik Brate Date: 1910-1911 Format: Glass plate negative Persistent URL: www.kms.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000182024…
In the age of the Vikings (800-1100AD) Scandinavia used a runic alphabet known as Younger Futhark (fuþark). It was made up of 16 sound symbols known as runes. Younger Futhark developed from Elder Futhark (150 to 800 AD), an older form of Germanic language consisting of 24 runes. Both alphabets are called after their first six runes F-U-þ-A-R-K. Younger Futhark is basically the written form of Old Norse – the language of the Vikings.
Picture stone from the Viking age. Gotland Museum, Sweden.
Viking picture stone showing fighting warriors and a longship. Smiss, Gotland (Sweden); 9th century I like the border as an embroidery pattern.
The Ardre image stones are a collection of ten rune and image stones, dated to the 8th to 11th centuries, that were discovered at a church in Ardre, which is about four kilometers north of Stånga, Gotland County, Sweden.