Kalleby Runestone (400 CE)

Kalleby Runestone with Akkadian Letter Assignments

Right side up runes Kalleby Runestone drawn by Helge König around 2011. 

Runestone showing its scale with the provider of the close-up image (2011). The stone is placed upside down. Why are these important texts out in the weather!?

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Translation of Kalleby Runestone

(Jan 31, 2023) The text on this runestone seems to be a plea for the the use of magic against the then dominant life power priests during a time of drought.

The runestone is made of granite and is located in the small town of  Tanumshede, Sweden. This town is located on Sweden's west coast just north of Denmark. It is on the other side of Riksvägen street across from a church at the end of the village were it was place a long time ago.

Lots of thanks to Ulrich, Elfriede, and Helge König for these photos and inscription. Ulrich reports on their investigation:

Using cut-out photos and a magnifying glass, my wife Elfriede meticulously traced the runes, which can no longer be recognized with certainty (although formerly marked with red paint on the stone) on a photo (210×297 mm). Our son Helge scanned this photo (cut off at the top and bottom). The runes, on the other hand, were hardly recognizable. Helge has succeeded in precisely tracing the marked rune lines with an image processing program. Figure 2.

Translation of Top (Right) Row in Akkadian (Celt Text 8)

(read right to left. Capital letters on object. Small letters are inferred Inner vowels)Mix of Etruscan and Aegean Island
  1. DaṢu   Pu  Ru.   Ya  Ṭu  Pu  Tu
  2. Ḫu  Pu  ISu. Ya. Ta  Pu Še  Ru.  Pu  Zu

In English

  1. Disrespect is opening the eagle-vultures.  Is not Thu opening motion-magic?
  2. Hu is not opening females.  Magic can open the his eagle-vultures.  Open the emanations.

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