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GroeneWolf
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, 07:11 AM
Laboratory equipment (http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2016/05/meta-vikings-runestone-long-thought-honor-kings-actually-monument-writing-itself)


The Rök Runestone was carved in Sweden in the late 800s. Since it was discovered in the 1940s, interpretations of the writing honed in on supposed references to heroic journeys, battles and warrior-kings.

But a new interpretation says the Runestone is in fact referencing itself – and the power of writing, according to a new study.

“The riddles on the front of the stone have to do with the daylight that we need to be able to read the runes, and on the back are riddles that probably have to do with the carving of the runes and the runic alphabet, the so-called futhark,” said Per Holmberg, associate profess of Scandinavian languages at the University of Gothenberg.

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