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4th Minnesota Rune Round 2022 Was a Success

4th Minnesota Rune Round 2022 Was a Success

24 “runatics” had the opportunity to explore all things Kensington Rune Stone in Alexandria, Minnesota, September 25-27, 2022. The in-depth exploration of the KRS, the most famous of more than 6,000 runestones, and other North American ruins was initiated by AARS...

Swedish National Heritage Board publishes new runic research tool

Swedish National Heritage Board publishes new runic research tool

Runor is the fantastic new online runic research tool published by the Swedish National Heritage Board and deserves a little walkthrough. Visit here: https://app.raa.se/open/runor/ One of the biggest advantages of this website is that the main feature is a map where...

Jelling and the Danish Runestones

Jelling and the Danish Runestones

About 260 Danish runestones from the Viking Age are known, which were raised from about 800–900, until around 1025. It is thought that the tradition of raising runestones for deceased relatives possibly originated in Blekinge (which was a Danish territory at the...

Customized Runic JewelryLinks AARS and Lakselaget

Customized Runic Jewelry
Links AARS and Lakselaget

AARS enjoys the opportunity to reach out to cultural organizations with what may be new insight into their Scandinavian heritage. Presentations on the subject of runes led to a true linking of old and new for an enthusiastic women’s organization, Lakselaget. Founded...

Individuals Commemorated Selves in ‘Selfie’ Stones

Individuals Commemorated Selves in ‘Selfie’ Stones

... at sik sjalfa[n kvi]kvan ...  ... in memory of himself while alive ...  So reads part of the surviving inscription on the runestone U 962, which was discovered built into the wall of Vaksala church, not far from Uppsala. The stone dates to between 1100 and 1130,...

Congratulations to Uppsala University’s Leadership

Congratulations to Uppsala University’s Leadership

By Loraine Jensen on behalf of the AARS Board of Directors. Uppsala University and the AARS have had a long and happy partnership working together with the goal of expanding knowledge about runic script throughout Scandinavia and North America. Two individuals at...

Verse on Runestones

Verse on Runestones

Viking Age runestones most often contain a memorial formula for deceased relatives, but did you know that some are formulated as poetry? Probably the most famous runestone with a poetic inscription is the Karlevi runestone (Öl 1), on the Swedish island of Öland. The...