Uppsala, University Park
Size: 2.03 m x 0.76 m
The stone was probably formed/truncated in order to fit the
building material in the residence of the archbishop.
The original inscription:
Björn och --- ..(st)en e(f)ter ---
The inscription in English:
Björn and --- ..(st)one (in memory of)
Erik was not known for being very adventurous, but here, he
made an exception.
The head is depicted from the side, which
can only be seen on this stone and on U
978 in Old Uppsala. Erik even gave the dragon a split
The cross and all its details are well executed but on the
whole, the ornamentation seems unbalanced.
The second word at the top is supposed to
read "efter" but Erik forgot the F-rune.
Below, you can see an article in Swedish on U 943,
taken from the book Upplands Runskrifter.