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Fornsalen in Visby has displays about the history of Gotland.

Fire steel, copper alloy and iron. 1050-1150. Gotland, Sweden. AN1909.97.

Brooch from Etelhem in Gotland (now in Historiska museet) inscribed with older futhark runes and dating to the period 400-500AD. According to Rundata one reading is as follows: mk mrla wrt(a)a Ek, erilaz, worta. I, the eril, wrought.

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The Spillings hoard is the largest Viking-Age silver treasure hoard ever found. It was discovered in 1999 while the finders were filming a programme on looting of sites by metal detectorists.
A simple glimpse at Viking Age related sites in Sweden, this time looking into what happened to the runes when the Viking Age ended.
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The Källunge weather vane from Källunge, Gotland, Sweden was once on the church there. It is decorated in a transitional Mammen/Ringerike style.

Tjängvide image stone (G 110) from near Ljugarn, Gotland and housed in the Historiska museet in Stockholm, Sweden. It includes a runic memorial inscription as well as a series of images including the widely reproduced depiction of a figure on an…

Openwork disc, copper alloy. Gotland, Sweden 500-700 AD. AN1909.96. Photographed in the Ashmolean Museum

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Disc-on-bow brooch, gilt copper alloy and garnet. Gotland, Sweden, 500-700 AD. Photographed at the Ashmolean Museum. AN1909.28

Ship detail from the lower panel of the Lärbro Tängelgårda I Image Stone (SHM 4373 I), one of three related stones from Lärbro Parish in Sweden. This panel shows a ship with nine individuals with helmets, and what may be a row of…

Replica of Vallstena picture stone
Copy of the picture stone of Vallstena with reconstructed colouring. The original can today be seen at Fornsalen in Visby, Gotland.

Ardre VIII
A copy of the picture stone Ardre VIII on its original place on Gotland. The original can today be found at the Historical Museum in Stockholm.

Tjelvar's Grave
According to legend the grave of the discoverer of Gotland. This stone ship setting dates to the Nordic Bronze Age and shows that the ship settings of later periods belong in a Scandinavian tradition that goes back many years.

Tjängvide I (G 110) dates from c.700-800 AD and is now on display at Statens historiska museum in Stockholm. It is one of several Gotlandic picture stones with similar motifs; a ship under sail below and a scene that appears to be a welcome to…
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