Frösö Runestone

Frösön, Sweden

Frösöstenen is the northern-most raised runestone in the World and Jämtland's only runestone. It originally stood at the tip of ferry terminal on the sound between the island of Frösön and Östersund. The stone dates to between 1030 and 1050. It has now been relocated to the lawn in front of the local county seat due to the construction of a new bridge, between 1969 and 1971, on the original site.

Frösö runestone inscription means: Austmaðr, Guðfastr's son, had this stone raised and this bridge built and Christianized Jämtland. Ásbjörn built the bridge. Trjónn and Steinn carved these runes.

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Founded: 1030-1050
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Sweden
Historical period: Viking Age (Sweden)

More Information

en.wikipedia.org
www.qsl.net

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Ake Dejemo (6 months ago)
Märkligt att den är flyttad...
Dennis Asplund (10 months ago)
Helt unik runsten. Helt klart en titt till de som är hisgoriskt intresserade
fredrik olsson (10 months ago)
Stor sten med runinskrift på. Men fin utsikt
Shay Klink (13 months ago)
Cool place. Wasn't busy on Wednesday afternoon.
Lars Dahlin (15 months ago)
Sveriges nordligaste runsten. Har flyttats hit från sin ursprungliga plats. Intressant historia om kristnandet av landet. Inskriptionen lyder : Östman, Gudfasts son lät resa denna sten och göra denna bro, och han lät kristna Jämtland. Åsbjörn gjorde bron. Tryn och Sten ristade dessa runor.
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