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The Ramsund Carving: A Legendary Tale Inscribed in Stone – Scandinavian Travel Article

The Ramsund Carving: A Legendary Tale Inscribed in Stone All photos copyright Annika S. Hipple / RealScandinavia.comCarved into a rock face in the woods south of Lake Mälaren is one of the most impressive runic inscriptions in all of Scandinavia: Sigurdsristningen — literally the Sigurd Carving, but more commonly known in English as the Ramsund Carving. The carving dates from the 11th century A.D. and tells the story of Sigurd Fafnesbane (Fafnir’s Bane), a legendary hero who features prominently in…

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