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Research assistant and archaeologist Hans Hildebrand, (head of the National Heritage Board in 1879-1907) sitting beside the Rök Stone (Íg 136).
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Swedish National Heritage Board
The rune stone - covered with nearly 750 runes - was raised in the 9th century AD by Varin in memory of his dead son Vőmod. The Rök Stone is also one of several Historical Sites in trust of the Swedish National Heritage Board.