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 FarShores.org Ancient Dimensions News: Minnesota Viking Gravesite Boulder Authenticates Kensington Runestone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
KENSINGTON, Minn. (AP) -- A team of Minnesotans who believe the famous Kensington Runestone is an authentic Viking relic has found a second carved rock they say might have marked the gravesite of Norse explorers in the 1300s.
The team says the AVM stone is new evidence to help prove the legitimacy of the Kensington Runestone, purportedly discovered in 1898, which believers say tells about the deaths of 10 members of a party of Viking explorers in what' s now west-central Minnesota in 1362.
She said the hand that carved the runestone is not the same as the one that carved the AVM stone; the " penmanship" is clearly different.
farshores.org /avikston.htm   (803 words)

  
 North American Rune Stones
The "Kensington Runestone" is a slab of gray stone, measuring 36 inches long, 16 inches wide, and 6 inches thick.
Thomas Reiersgord, author of The Kensington Rune Stone: Its Place in History, believes that the "10 men red with blood", were not killed by Indians, but were victims of the bubonic plague, carried in its incubation period from Europe, by one or more carriers in the group.
The seventh symbol on the Poteau Runestone is not in the standard runic alphabets but was a runic symbol for the numeral 17.
sunnyway.com /runes/americanstones.html   (2096 words)

  
 Documents may prove ancient runestone fake
Scholars who believe the Kensington Runestone is a 19th-century prank -- and not concrete evidence that Norsemen beat Columbus to America by 100-plus years -- say they have found the smoking gun to prove it.
The tree was in his field at Kensington, near Alexandria, Minn. A runic inscription on the stone describes a massacre of 10 members of an exploration party of Swedes and Norwegians in central Minnesota in the year 1362.
The Kensington Runestone was displayed at a museum in Stockholm, Sweden, last fall and examined there by scholars.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /national/168635_prank12.html   (903 words)

  
 Geotimes - January 2005 - Revealing a rune stone's secrets
The Kensington rune stone's inscription, dated 1362, tells of a band of Scandinavians moored near a lake in Minnesota, who returned to camp after a day of fishing to find their comrades massacred, says Richard Nielsen, an engineer and expert on the Kensington rune stone.
So in 2000, the Kensington Runestone Museum in Alexandria, Minn., asked Scott Wolter, a geologist and president of American Petrographic Services in St. Paul, to perform "an autopsy" on the 202-pound rock to determine when the runes were carved.
Thus, he concluded that the Kensington inscription had to be from the year 1700 or earlier (it has been in museums since it was found, so it hasn't substantially weathered in the past 100 years).
www.geotimes.org /jan05/NN_MNrunestone.html   (746 words)

  
 Kensington Runestone Museum, Alexandria Minnesota
The Kensington Runestone and the enduring mystery of its origin continue to be the hallmark of the Runestone Museum.
It was discovered in 1898 clutched in the roots of the aspen tree on the Olaf Ohman farm near Kensington (15 miles west of Alexandria).
The Kensington Runestone has led researchers from around the world and across the centuries on an exhaustive quest to explain how a runic artifact, dated 1362, could show up in North America.
www.runestonemuseum.org /runestone.cfm   (358 words)

  
 Geologist says 'Runestone' found in 1898 by Olof Ohman is not hoax; local descendents agree
The Kensington Runestone, one of Minnesotaís most debated artifacts is not a hoax ó according to geologist Scott Wolter.
Wolter explained the Runestone was found by Olof Ohman in 1898 while clearing trees off his land in Kensington, west of the Twin cities.
The Runestone, which is housed at the Kensington Runestone Museum in Alexandria is a tombstone-shaped stone about 36 inches long, 16 inches wide and six inches thick.
www.hometownsource.com /2005/September/22runestone.html   (1177 words)

  
 FAQ-Kensington Runestone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Kensington Runestone is a slab of Graywacke stone, grey in color, measuring 36 inches long, 16 inches wide, and 6 inches thick.
The stone currently resides in the Runestone Museum in Alexandria, Minnesota, the seat of the county in which the stone was found.
Ohman was having considerable difficulty digging one tree, a poplar estimated to be between 10 and 40 years old, which was on the southern slope of a 50-foot knoll between his farm and that of Nils Flaaten, Ohman's closest neighbor.
www.humnet.ucla.edu /humnet/scandinavian/scandinavian/html/kensfaq.html   (1350 words)

  
 Kensington Runestone - Kensington Minnesota   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Kensington Runestone is on display at the Runestone Museum in Alexandria, 206 Broadway.
The rock is the Kensington Runestone — a chunk of graywacke that holds runic inscriptions that many experts believe were carved by early Viking explorers long before Christopher Columbus set sail for America.
This summer, the Runestone Museum plans to have an exhibit of Viking artifacts from the museum in Sweden as an exchange for the use of the Runestone, Patton noted.
www.mndestinations.com /2004/alex_runestone.cfm   (753 words)

  
 Vikings and Runestones. Roadside America
Kensington runestone (courtesy of the Kensington Runestone Museum)
Alexandria, Minnesota, has the Kensington Runestone, and the story goes that it was found under the roots of an aspen tree by Olaf Ohman, an illiterate local farmer, in 1898.
But the authentic item in the Kensington Runestone Museum is at the core of any Nordic parenting claims.
www.roadsideamerica.com /set/OVERrune.html   (595 words)

  
 Kensington Runestone Supporters Find Another Carved Rock
Most doubting scientists and historians suspect that the Kensington Runestone was carved by Olof Ohman, a man of little formal education who was born in Sweden and farmed near Kensington.
Both the Kensington Runestone and the AVM stone probably were incised with hammer and chisel and display the ancient Scandinavian language called runes.
That's because the Kensington Runestone inscription refers to an island; for generations, enthusiasts assumed that the island was "Runestone Hill," where the rock was found and which is now marked by celebratory flags.
www.rense.com /general12/rune.htm   (1247 words)

  
 FS Ancient Mysteries News: Family Defends Kensington Runestone Finder
KENSINGTON, Minn. (AP) - The descendants of the Swedish farmer who claimed to have found the Kensington Runestone in 1898 have broken their silence to say Olof Ohman wasn't the sort of man who would put on an elaborate hoax.
More than 100 people who knew the Ohman family, or who were simply intrigued by the saga, recently gathered at the community center in Kensington (population about 280) to record their memories of the runestone and to hear what proponents call new evidence.
He was hired four years ago by the Kensington Runestone Museum in Alexandria to study the stone.
farshores.org /a04kenru.htm   (799 words)

  
 Kensington Rune Stone Collection
The Kensington Rune Stone was discovered three miles northeast of Kensington, Douglas County, Minnesota in the fall of 1898.
The Kensington Rune Stone is on permanent display at the Runestone Museum in Alexandria, Minnesota.
Runestone souvenir from the Runestone Museum in Alexandria, Minnesota.
www.und.nodak.edu /dept/library/Collections/og1040.html   (828 words)

  
 MPR: The Kensington Runestone
Lantz is a volunteer at the Runestone Museum in Alexandria and whenever he has a free day, he leads visitors through this gallery of rocks, artifacts, newspaper articles, and photographs.
What I mean by that is this stone was throwed out in water before they land, and they'd have that tied to the ship or boat so in case they got attacked or something, they could pull themselves out into the water faster than they could row.
Runestone Museum Executive Director Arlene Fults says amateur researchers like Gillmore Moe are keeping the spirit of the Runestone alive.
news.minnesota.publicradio.org /features/199811/24_lehmanng_runestone-m/index.shtml   (985 words)

  
 Kensington Rune Stone
Session of the Joint Midwest Archaeological and Plains Anthropological Conference on "The Kensington Runestone Reexamined," St. Paul, MN, 11/10/00.
In a letter to the Runestone Museum, Gade and Schulman explained that the third line was intended to read "ALU" (a pagan invocation comparable to Ave Maria), in the Older Futhark, but that the chisel slipped on the "L".
In a new book coming out in November of 2005, The Kensington Runestone: Compelling New Evidence, Richard Nielsen and Scott F. Wolter present new evidence in favor of the authenticity of the KRS runes, including a discussion of the Larsson letters and Wolter's petrographic analysis.
www.econ.ohio-state.edu /jhm/arch/kens/kens.htm   (1890 words)

  
 Kensington Runestone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Runestone's discovery by a Swedish farmer in Minnesota at a time when Viking history and Scandinavian culture were such popular and sometimes controversial topics casts a stark shadow of skeptisism that has lingered for more than a hundred years.
The possibility of a Viking provenance for the Runestone was renewed in 1982 when linguist Robert Hall of Cornell University published a book (and a follow up in 1994) questioning the methodology of its critics.
The Keninsington Runestone could be a stunning prank left by someone with knowledge of obscure medieval runes and intersecting word forms apparently unknown to most professional linguists at the close of the 19th century, or a haunting message left by 14th century Viking explorers in the heart of North America.
kensington-runestone.iqnaut.net   (2433 words)

  
 Douglas County Minnesota Kensington Runestone Park
Kensington Runestone Park is located in Solem Township of Douglas County, Minnesota.
The discovery site of the Kensington Runestone, this 193 acre park is the homestead farm of the Ohman family.
Runestone Park is used by families for picnics and reunions, businesses and other groups for pleasure outings, and winter sports enthusiasts for skiing, tobogganing, and snowmobiling.
www.co.douglas.mn.us /kensington_runestone_park.htm   (162 words)

  
 vikingland.com: Kensington Runestone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In the fall of 1898, Olaf Ohman, a Swedish farmer living near Kensington, found a large flat stone embedded in the roots of an aspen tree.
The original Kensington Runestone is on display at the Runestone Museum in Alexandria, Minnesota, along with an exhibit of Viking history.
A large replica of the Kensington Runestone located on the east side of Alexandria, Minnesota, welcomes visitors arriving by way of State Highway 27.
www.vikingland.com /thingstodo/attractions/runestone/index.cfm   (603 words)

  
 The Kensington Rune Stone: Compelling New Evidence
The Kensington Rune Stone has been the subject of passionate debate over its authenticity since it was discovered in the roots of a tree near Kensington, Minnesota,by Olof Ohman in 1898.
The Runestone itself stood at the front of the meeting room, letting everyone who came up to it see, and feel, that its graywacke is a very hard stone, not a slab a hoaxer would be inclined to select for a remarkably long inscription.
From a larger perspective, facile rejection of the Kensington Runestone inscription indicates the power of the Columbus myth, that the Americas had been hidden from the active world until the Admiral of the Ocean Sea rent the veil.
www.kensingtonrunestone.com   (1464 words)

  
 Kensington Runestone Goes to Sweden
The disputed Kensington Runestone is prepared for its trip from Alexandria, Minnesota, to the National Historical Museum in Stockholm.
The Kensington Runestone, supposedly an account of fourteenth-century Norse explorers in America, was shipped overseas from the private Runestone Museum in Alexandria, Minnesota, in late fall for an exhibition entitled "The Riddle of the Kensington Runestone."
The runestone has generated enormous interest in Sweden, where it has been the subject of more than 120 articles, and museum attendance records were broken in the first week of the exhibit, which runs until January.
www.archaeology.org /0401/newsbriefs/runestone.html   (371 words)

  
 FS Ancient Mysteries News: Ancient Kensington Runestone May Have 19thC Roots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Scholars who believe the Kensington Runestone is a 19th-century prank - and not concrete evidence that Norsemen beat Columbus to America by 100-plus years - say they have found the smoking gun to prove it.
The scholars contend that parts of his documents seem to be written in a secret runic alphabet used by tradesmen in Sweden in the late 1800s, rather like codes that tramps have used over time to leave secret messages for each other.
The tree was in his farm field at Kensington, near Alexandria, Minn. A runic inscription on the stone describes a massacre of 10 members of an exploration party of Swedes and Norwegians in central Minnesota in the year 1362.
farshores.org /a04rune1.htm   (778 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Kensington Runestone: Approaching a Research Question Holistically: Books: Alice Beck Kehoe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Be that as it may, her new book, "The Kensington Runestone," is one of the most thought-provoking books I've read in years.
Kensington is also fourteen days journey from not one but two "seas": Duluth, on Lake Superior (easily reached from Newfoundland via the St. Lawrence River), and Hudson's Bay, via Winnipeg and Canadian rivers.
Kehoe is an anthropologist at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and it is from this field of science that she approaches the question of the Kensington Runestone.
www.amazon.com /Kensington-Runestone-Approaching-Research-Holistically/dp/1577663713   (2255 words)

  
 Kensington Runestone FAQ
There are many claims of other runestones, along with assorted relics and "mooring holes" found in areas of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota, lending evidence to the idea that there were significant Norse incursions into the the continent.
The Heavener Runestone is a slab about 12 feet high, 10 feet wide, and 16 inches thick with runic letters spelling out the word "Gaomedat".
Several smaller runestones are claimed to have been found (Poteau, Shawnee, Tulsa, all found in the area of Heavener, Oklahoma), although none so famous (or controversial) as the Kensington or Heavener stones.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Aegean/6726/kensington/kenfaq.htm   (1722 words)

  
 Hypotyposeis: The Kensington Runestone Forgery
One of them is the Kensington Runestone, and the Language Log has an entry about it, New Evidence Against the Kensington Runestone, which begins:
According to news reports, new evidence has emerged supporting the view that the Kensington Rune Stone is a forgery.
For a flavor of the debate, the Kensington Runestone Home Page is an enthusiast's site presenting rebuttals to certain objections to the artifact.
www.hypotyposeis.org /weblog/2004/04/kensington-runestone-forgery.html   (434 words)

  
 Paranormal News -- Your Source for UFO and Paranormal Related Information
(The Kensington Runestone is an artifact unearthed a century ago by Minnesota farmer Olof Ohman.
We sent Birgitta Wallace a list that contained every linguistic feature of the Kensington Runestone and specifically asked her which features she believed could not have had a 14th century origin.
Wallace about the authenticity of the Kensington Runestone, she wrote the following: “If you are going to do a reasonable evaluation of factors pro and con (regarding) the inscription, you should consider which scholars have considered it a modern fabrication as opposed to those who have advocated its authenticity.
www.paranormalnews.com /article.asp?ArticleID=457   (1246 words)

  
 The Story of the Kensington Runestone
It all started in l898 when the ten year old son of Olof Ohman, who was farming two and half miles northeast of Kensington, found strange markings on a slab of rock that had just been pried out of the ground.
The Kensington Runestone is 31 inches high, 16 inches wide, six inches thick and weighs 202 pounds.
The Verendrye Runestone was found in 1783 near Minot, North Dakota.
kensingtonmn.com /runestonepg.html   (845 words)

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