The Mystery of the FUTHARK Alphabet

Footnotes

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Ergin, Prof. Muharrem, Orhun Abideleri; Bogazici Yayinlari, Istanbul, Turkiye 1988. More specific information on the Göktürks and their inscription is accessible in Prof. Ergin’s concise book.

Jansson, Prof. Sven B.F., Runes in Sweden; translated by Peter Foote, Gidlunds, Varnamo, Sweden 1987. (English edition of Runinskrifter i Sverige, AWE/Gebers 1963). The photographs of the stone monuments in Sweden (Appendix A) are provided in Prof. Jansson’s book. The inscriptions are clearly legible in these photographs.

Buyuk Larousse, Interpress-Milliyet, Istanbul,Turkiye 1993; The Turkish edition of Grand Dictionnaire Encyclopedique, Larousse (GDEL), Paris, France. The Göktürk alphabet used in this article is taken from the encyclopedia’s entry Gokturkce on page 4678, vol. 9. (Appendices B and C).

APPENDIX A

Archaeological locations of runic script in Northern Europe

Archaeological locations of runic script in Northern Europe

APPENDIX B

Orhon runic script

Orhon runic script

 

APPENDIX C

Orhon runic script

Orhon runic script

 

ADDENDUM by Kartavirya

To those who are interested in more information along these lines, I recommend the following DNA study detailing the likelihood of a genetic connection between present-day Scandinavians and Central Asians:

R-M17 SCANDINAVIAN AND CENTRAL ASIAN PROPOSED GENETIC CONNECTION

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