Runic Inscriptions II – Love

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Valentine’s day is soon so I thought that I should share some love related runic inscriptions here. Some of them I have already mentioned before here on my blog. The oldest love related runic inscriptions not necessarily deal with romantic love as we understand it today. The idea of the romantic love is thought to have developed later in the Middle Ages, in the 12th century, with the troubadour culture. The purpose of the oldest, short inscriptions was magical and … Read More

Visit to Vikingaliv museum in Stockholm

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Last December we made a trip to Stockholm and the Viking Museum, Vikingaliv. Vikingaliv is a nice little museum/experience in Djurgården. Upstairs is the actual museum room and downstairs there is a cart ride into a Viking saga.The upstairs museum is very child-friendly. There is a lot to try out and also some original items are exhibited.You can climb on board of a Viking boat and write your name on a board with runes. For me, the most interesting thing … Read More