The Kensington Stone

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 posted by Joan
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Engraved stones reveal secrets about our past to those who are listening. The Kensington Runestone is a large stone discovered in Kensington Minnesota in 1898 by Edward or Olof Ohman.  Its engraved runes may have been carved by Vikings. It is 31 inches tall, 16 inches wide, six inches thick and it weighs 202 pounds.

In 1907, it was translated to say,”  “8 Goths and 22 Norwegians on exploration journey from Vinland over the west. We camp by two skerries one day journey from this stone. We were and fished one day. After we came home, 10 men red with blood and tortured. Hail Virgin Mary. Save from evil. Have 10 men by the sea to look after our ship, 14 day journey from this island year 1362.”

Although there is some evidence that the Vikings were in Minnesota, many believe the Kensington Stone to be a hoax? There are some theories, but no certain proof that the Vikings were there.  Will we ever know?

 

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