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Sverigeleden Part… I Forget! » 09-12d Upplands Rune Stone #859

Uppland’s Runestone #859

It reads “Fastbjörn and Torunn allowed to be raised this stone and made a bridge after Inge, her husband. God help the spirit. Åsmund carved the runes.”
I suppose it’s possible that where there is the small ‘modern’ bridge that I crossed over, the bridge mentioned in the stone once stood. I think it’s fairly unusual that the runemaster is mentioned in the way that Åsmund was in. This stone stood on the main road out of Uppsala that led to Södermanland and the götalandskapen area. It was carved at the beginning of the 1000’s.

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