The Kensington Runestone

Porter, A. P.
January 2002
Minnesota (0-8225-4059-2);2002, p31
In the late 1800s, a Swedish immigrant farmer named Olaf Ohman and his son found a huge stone buried on their farm in central Minnesota. A message was carved on the stone in mysterious markings, called runes. Some of the language experts said that the message told of Vikings who came from Sweden and Norway to explore the area in 1362. Many scholars think the rock is a fake because the wording is not typical of the language in the 1300s. Located near the site where the stone was found, the city of Alexandria, Minnesota, displays the Kensington Rune Stone in a museum.


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