The Runic love letter

18-02-10 In Sigtuna we celebrate Valentine’s Day by quoting a decipeherd 900-year-old runic inscription: ”Kiss Me”! Read more about it in this article from MailOnline (2014), saying: A 900-year-old Norse code has finally been cracked, and experts believe it’s the Viking equivalent of a Valentine’s day card. The message, which is thought to say in part ‘kiss me’, means […]

The Magic of being First

14-10-02 From the very beginning, Sigtuna made a habit of being first. Founded by King Erik Segersäll around 970 AD, it became an important international trading post and Sweden’s first town. As the first modern monarch, Erik strived to form a united country under the new religion Christianity.”. Initially this was a rather controversial concept for […]