Kensington Runestone - Alexandria, Minnesota
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 45° 53.408 W 095° 22.668
15T E 315518 N 5084589
Quick Description: The Kensington Runestone, found in 1898 on the property of a Minnesota farmer, now resides at the Runestone Museum in Alexandria, Minnesota, the seat of the county in which the runestone was found.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 8/25/2009 12:22:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM72VZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 25

Long Description:
From the Runestone Museum website:

The Kensington Runestone and the enduring mystery of its origin continue to be the hallmark of the Runestone Museum. The Runestone Museum has been home to the Kensington Runestone since 1958. This is recent history when compared to the span of the Runestone's life. 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.

The discovery of the Kensington Runestone changed the life of Olaf Ohman and his descendants forever. To this day, anyone who visits the museum will recognize instantly that there is something unusual about this artifact. An understatement is that it has been a lightning rod for debate.For more than 100 years, scientists, geologists, and linguists have studied the stone in an effort to offer a conclusive answer to the question of the Kensington Runestone's authenticity. Our research library is packed with books and articles exploring the story of the stone.

Additional information about this runestone is available on the internet at Wikipedia and the City of Kensington website.

Runestone Type: American

Parking or Additional Point: Not Listed

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