Linnaeus’ Rune Stone
Carved into this large boulder is a runic inscription:
Linnaeus bought the two estates of Hammarby and Sävja in 1758 and had this inscription made to mark the occasion. It was not unusual in the 18th century for scholars to have texts carved in runes as evidence of their learning. Linnaeus was fascinated by runic writing, and recorded many rune stones on his travels around Sweden.
Last modified: 2021-01-22