Heather O’Donoghue, Karlevi runestone from the island of Öland, Sweden

Karlevi runestone from the island of Öland, Sweden

Karlevi runestone from the island of Öland, Sweden

The Karlevi runestone, dated to the 10th century AD, is situated on the island of Öland, off the south east coast of Sweden, and its runic inscription is the first record of a stanza of skaldic poetry. The prose part of the inscription makes it clear that the stone is a memorial for the gravemound of a Danish Viking warrior.