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Talk: Orkney Runes & book launch

August 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dr Raghnild Ljosland will give a talk on Orkney Runes

This talk explores the runic inscriptions found in Orkney which seem to have been made with a ‘magical’ purpose in mind: A runic amulet made from a bear’s tooth, and two inscribed pieces of metal. These will be explained in the light of other similar finds from Scandinavia, and we get a glimpse into the beliefs and superstitions among the medieval Norse.

Also, book launch for ‘The Orkney Book of Runes’, & music by Kate Fletcher and Corwen Broch.

Poster – PDF

Details

Date:
August 20
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://orkneyrunes.wordpress.com/

Venue

St Magnus Centre
St Magnus Centre
Kirkwall, Orkney
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Organiser

Orkney Archaeology Society
Email:
enquires@orkneyarchaeologysociety.org.uk
Website:
https://orkneyarchaeologysociety.org.uk