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Min presentation gäller bildinnehållet på U 448, Harg i Odensala socken, Uppland, som består av en påfågel och en ryttare. Inskriften är en ren minnestext och har inte något explicit kristet element. Stenen har heller inte något kors. Jag kommer att behandla både fågeln och ryttarfiguren och jämföra med andra avbildningar, såväl på runstenar som […]

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During the course of the eleventh century runic monuments came to be erected in Christian cemeteries in central Sweden. The earliest examples of churchyard monuments in this area are the early Christian grave monuments, often called Eskilstuna cists, which in their most elaborate form consisted of a lid slab, two side slabs and two gable […]

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Pilgrimages played an important part in people’s religius life in the Middle Ages. The destination for these travels were sacred places  like Rome, Jerusalem, Santiago de Compstela.  The  Scandinavian countries also offered more local  alternatives for people who could not go that far,  St. Olav’s grave in Nidaros being the most popular. Pilgrimages are often […]

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