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Carved Viking stone with runes at Borg Museum, Lofoten, Norway Photo credit: © Zbynek Burival/iStockphoto

I love ancient things. Carved Viking stone with runes at Borg Museum, Lofoten, Norway Photo credit: © Zbynek Burival/iStockphoto

Sweden, Island of Gotland, Visby; Detail from Viking Carved Rune Stones in the Museum of Gotland Photographic Print by Mark Hannaford at AllPosters.com

Sweden, Island of Gotland, Visby; Detail from Viking Carved Rune Stones in the Museum of Gotland

Sweden, Island of Gotland, Visby; Detail from Viking Carved Rune Stones in the Museum of Gotland Photographic Print by Mark Hannaford at AllPosters.com

Sweden, Island of Gotland, Visby. Detail from Viking carved rune stones in the Historical Museum of Gotland

Sweden, Island of Gotland, Visby. Detail from Viking carved rune stones in the Picture stone gallery of the Historical Museum of Gotland

The Tune stone is an important runestone from about 200–450 CE. It bears runes of the Elder Futhark, and the language is Proto-Norse. It was discovered in 1627 in the church yard wall of the church in Tune, Østfold, Norway. Today it is housed in the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History in Oslo.

The Tune stone is an important runestone from about CE. It bears runes of the Elder Futhark in Proto-Norse. It was discovered in 1627 in the church yard wall in Tune, Østfold, Norway. Today it is housed in the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History in Oslo.

Sweden, Island of Gotland, Visby. Detail from Viking carved rune stones in the Historical Museum of Gotland

Sweden, Island of Gotland, Visby. Detail from Viking carved rune stones in the Historical Museum of Gotland

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Serpent Stone in Aberlemno, Angus, Scotland ~ an unshaped standing stone, bearing incised Pictish symbols whose meanings are unknown. It's considered one of the finest & best-preserved Pictish symbol stones still standing in or near its original position.

Måske mønstrene fra Jellingestenen kan indgå i tatoveringen? Blot en tanke, da jeg er ret vild med noget symbolik, der stammer fra Danmarks 'fødselssten' (og at vi som danskere bliver kristne)

The big Jelling stone - The two rune stones reflect the transition from the…

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