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Jättendal runic stone

Location
State:
Sweden
Region:
Gavle
County:
Gävleborg
Parish:
Jättendal
Other references to the location
West part of the churchyard around the church in Jättendal
Coordinates
lat=61.974068352927, lon=17.258910056181
61° 58' 26" N, 17° 15' 32" E
Description

Runic stone from the 11th century. The text says that Åsmund and

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Fartegn rose the stone in rememberance of their father Torkel in Vattrång. It was carved by Gunnborga "the good one".

Narrative

Runic stones were risen as a holy act to celebrate the christening of the area. It could also symbolize the building of a bridge and other honorable acts. It was only the leading families that could afford to rise a runic stone.

Attraction
Ancient runic stone and a medieval church in an old rural landscape
Availability
You can drive all the way up to the church
Infrastructure, management, facilities
Parking for church visitors
Local info
No information on the spot
Capacity
10 - 40
Publicity
Popular
Legal Status
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