Björketorp Runestone

Ronneby, Sweden

The Björketorp Runestone is part of a grave field which includes menhirs, both solitary and formingstone circles. It is one of the world's tallest runestones measuring 4.2 metres in height, and it forms an imposing sight together with two high uninscribed menhirs. The runes were made in the 6th or the 7th century and in Proto-Norse. It is found on two sides.

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Tvingvägen 9, Ronneby, Sweden
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Founded: 500-700 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Sweden
Historical period: Migration Period (Sweden)

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Oskar Mattsson (2 years ago)
Simply majestic. Makes you wonder about the mysteries lost to history.
Christoph “Christoph P” Pychal (2 years ago)
Nice place to rest a while. Love the translation of those runes.
Carola Stober (2 years ago)
The three big stones and the stone circle are magical! But they destroyed the beautiful nature around it, so most of the magic is gone! And there is also a power pole above the circle, which i think is also very disrespectful to the holy place! Ironically there is a sign that says treat the place with respect, love and mindfulness. And the tree where the sign is on is marked to be cutted down. Is that a joke? It is sad to see how the magical holy place is being destroyed instead of making it a lovely place to visit. I think the people who did that didn’t read what the runes on the stones say!
Genevieve co Stroemberg (3 years ago)
Very nice place , for who's like this kind of things, runestone with a carved curse in old Rune language.
Bela Toth (4 years ago)
Loved the place
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