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The paper discusses the aims, methods, and results of a publication of the Greenlandic runic inscriptions. The aim is to describe the tradition of writing in a rural community in the North Atlantic. Due to the exceptional preservation conditions, more inscriptions have been preserved in Greenland than anywhere else. Inscriptions have been found during almost […]

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Knot runes are an elaborated variety of runes which have fascinated scholars over the centuries. But knot runes have proved to be both elusive and confusing too. In the year 1600 the founding father of Swedish runology, Johannes Bureus, observed the peculiar knot runes in the Ovansjö inscription, Gs 15, during his visit to the […]

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