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Runestones might not be "the handwriting on the wall" but they are much more than post-it notes on boulders.  Runestones are fascinating and, as you can see in the pictures below, often quite complicated. 

Did you know that the Rök Runestone is considered the first example of Swedish literature?  And that it includes two methods of encryption - displacement and cipher runes?

Runenstein Blauzahn
Runeside of Harald Bluetooth's great Jelling stone at the church in Jelling, Denmark.
Read more about runestones:

     Runestones - Wikipedia

     The Sigurd Runestone - Ramsundsberget, Jäder, Södermanland, Sweden - be sure to check the photos

     The Kensington Runestone - Runestone Museum, Alexandria, Minn

     Runestones in Norway, Sweden and Denmark - Wikimedia Commons

     Runestones and Runes - more from Wikimedia Commons

     Rök Runestone - Östergötland, Sweden - VisWiki

Rok Runestone
Rök Runestone – Östergötland, Sweden