University Museum of Bergen

The Runestones in our exhibitions

The University Museum’s collection of runes is rich. Inscription of runes are found on weapons, tools, jewellery, combs, gold bracteates and amulets. In the Nordic countries and England, runes have also been found on memorial stone monuments. In Norway, runes from later periods are also found in stave churches.

Universitetsmuseet i Bergen

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The Museum has now produced a small online exhibition that gives you an overview of the runestones that are on display in the Museum. Here you will find, among other things, the Eggja Stone with runes arranged in three rows and an image of a horse, and the Kårstad Stone with a swastika, several boat figures as well as 18 runic characters.

The web sit

Go to "Runes on exhibit".