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Viking Runes and Runestones

Mystery of the Futhark Alphabet
This intriguing article by Turgay Kurum, which explores the shared origin of the Scandinavian Runic alphabet and the Gokturk alphabet used in ancient Turkish inscriptions, is also available in Turkish.

The Runic Journey
This pleasant site by Jennifer Smith offers a helpful history of Runes in Scandinavia as well as data on their possible literal translations, associated myths and "divinatory meanings."

RuneType: The Rune Typology Project
Computerizing the runic inscriptions at the historic museum in Bergen: a project led by Espen S. Ore. Site includes project reports and a useful database.

The Sigurd Runestone
Stone inscribed in the eleventh century as a memorial to a departed husband also tells the story of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer, provided by D. L. Ashliman.

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