Origin of runes

Runic series called Futharkom. There are several theories of origin Futhark. The first said that a number of runic formed based on the Latin alphabet. The second theory states that the runes made from severoitalyanskogo or transalpine letter.

Severoitalyansky alphabet contains 10 letters of the runam Senior Futhark, and the Latin alphabet - 8 and 5 letters, similar to the runes. Probably all three of these characters from one place.

Runic letter came at the end of III - beginning of II century BC