Runestone in Gamla Uppsala Church in Uppsala, Sweden

When visiting an old church one does not usually expect to see a Viking runestone built into the exterior. But at the old cathedral of Gamla Uppsala, this is exactly the case: An 11th-century runestone is embedded in the wall.

The runestone was not always part of the church; it once stood in a field at a location that's been forgotten to time. The engraved slab commemorates the father of "Sigviðr, a traveler to England." Unfortunately, no more than that is known, as the stone was damaged...

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