View Full Version : Church Lot Rock Actually Ancient Runestone

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009, 05:01 AM
Source: UPI (http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/04/24/Church-lot-rock-actually-ancient-runestone/UPI-57371240599604/) (4-24-09)
An archaeologist says a rock used to mark a parking lot at a church in Sweden is actually a 1,000-year-old runestone.

Stockholm County Museum runic expert Lars Andersson said a rock used to help mark the lot's boundaries is thought to date back to the Viking Age in Sweden, The Local said Friday.

Andersson said in a museum statement the discovery of runic inscriptions on the rock thanks to rainy weather was akin to a "religious experience."

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009, 06:19 PM
Do they know what it says yet?

Thursday, April 30th, 2009, 05:19 PM
Yep it was the old "X rose this stone for Y his father". The name X was at least partially destroyed, I don't remember the name Y. The whole thing possibly ended with "God save his spirit" they said, but I don't know how much if anything of that sentence was preserved.