Viking Runes as Encryption in the 1500s
This is an interesting historical use of Viking runes as a secret code. Yes, the page is all in Finnish. But scroll to the middle. There's a picture of the Stockholm city police register from 1536, about a married woman who was found with someone who was not her husband. The recording scribe "encrypted" her name and home address using runes.
Posted on January 12, 2015 at 1:26 PM • 26 Comments