🗿 Runestone blog No.5 🗿 - U 281, Smedby Hammarby socken

What would you like to carve which will remain more than 1000 years?

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Every time I see a runestone that has been here for a long time, I wonder what would I carve on a stone which will remain more than 1000 years. Almost all runestones were carved in Iron Age. The belief has been changed from Nordic mythology (Nordic mythological religion) to Christianity as well as the language they used, yet this runestone remained in Sweden and tells us they existed almost 1000 years ago. Well, it is pretty cool, isn't it? 😄👏


Inscription
Rune reading
× uiiarn × auk × huskarl × litu [r]…[a ×] (s)tain × iftiʀ × siba × faþu(r) × (s)[i]n ×

Old West Norse
Vébjǫrn ok Húskarl létu r[eis]a stein eptir Sibba, fǫður sinn.

Runic Swedish
Vibiorn ok Huskarl letu r[æis]a stæin æftiʀ Sibba, faður sinn.

English
Vébjǫrn and Húskarði had the stone raised in memory of Sibbi, their father.


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Many runestones talk about family members who raised the stone. This runestone was raised in memory of their father, Sibbi. It is cool to have children who raise a stone for me after I die. The runestone tells a story of love in their family from the Viking age 😊

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