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Rökstenen, Östergötland, Sweden

Rökstenen, Östergötland, Sweden

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Rune stone Rökstenen (Rök Stone), Östergötland, Sweden

Research assistant and archaeologist Hans Hildebrand, (Director General of the Swedish National Heritage Board in 1879-1907) sitting beside the Rök Stone (Ög 136). The rune stone – covered with nearly 750 runes – was raised in the 9th century AD by Varin in memory of his dead son Vämod. The Rök Stone is also one of several Historical Sites in trust of the Swedish National Heritage Board.

Parish (socken): Rök
Province (landskap): Östergötland
Municipality (kommun): Ödeshög
County (län): Östergötland

Photograph by: C. F. Lindberg
Date: 1872
Format: Glass plate negative

From: Swedish National Heritage Board at flickr