Reading the runes

I love the Orkney Museum. Every time I go there I see something else that I’d bypassed on all previous visits. Here’s a stone with what look to be Viking runes carved onto its flat face.

Reading the runes - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Unfortunately we can’t read the runes because they’re too broken; how tantalising.

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