The Rune Stone Diaries

The Rune Stone Diaries

About the blog

This is an extension of my Runes'n'ruins-site. Here I will tell you a bit more about the rune stones and also give you their exact locations as .kmz-files, which you can open with Google Earth on your computer, pad or phone. I hope that you'll find it easy to navigate through. Enjoy!

Essential software

Useful linksPosted by Peo Rehn Mon, January 21, 2013 23:13:01
Here's a programme that you have to have : Samnordisk Runtextdatabas. You'll find it here : It's for free, but it only works in Windows. I'll show you how to switch it over to English and how to navigate in it.

Now it's time to chose which province in Sweden / which country to take a closer look at.

You can see that the menus (Inscription, Edit, etc) are now in English. Pick one province. You'll see below that I chose Uppland, which is where you'll find most of the runic inscriptions in Sweden.

Under Format I chose Text format, and then selected from the row to the left and moved them to the right - then OK. Then you could get what the rune stone says rune by rune, translation into modern Swedish and to English, where you can find it, the dating, material, and other information also if you please.

Then I chose Carver under Selection....

.... and wrote Ă–pir, and chose a single inscription - then the rest of them....

When I took a closer look at U 687, I wanted to see where to find it on Google Earth. Just click on the map-icon (or press F6).

That's how I found it :

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