Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Runestones in North America

by Carrington King

The Kensington was discovered in 1898 by a Swedish immigrant Olof Ohman. Ohman was cutting down trees in Alexandria, Minnesota when he discovered the Kensington RUNESTONE the runestone was laying against a tree that’s how Olof founded it and named it after the one settlements. Many people felt that since Olof Ohman was Swedish immigrant that he stole the stone. After the stone was found many people came up with different theories about the Kensington Runestone. The Americans thought that the Runestone represented medieval because it had different symbols written on the Runestone. Some thought the written had something to do with a bloody death that had ten to thirty people had participated in.

The Kensington Runestone had symbols written on the front of it and the back of it. The symbols were written by two different people. After looking at the handwriting it two different ones. The first person wrote on the top of the runestone and the other person wrote on the bottom. They determine this by looking the two different R and the Y. They claimed that the words that were written on the stone was for the Mesoamerican to give land to Spain.

Olof Ohman eventually gave the runestone to Hjalmar Holand who was a Norwegian-American historian and author. Holand was an advocate of the Vikings visited the new world. Holand was the one who analyze the Kensington runestone. After he examine the runestone he claimed it as being authenticity. The writing on the runestone was for the Scandinavian and Norwegian in 1362 to help the Vikings navigate.

In 1830`s after the Indians was forced to remove away from their territory. Gloria Farley was the first hiked through a mountain where there was no path, but it was ten miles away from her home in Heavener, Oklahoma. In 1930 is when Gloria saw that the runestone was carved with “Indian Rock”. 1951 is when Gloria Farley moved back to Heavener, Oklahoma from Ohio. When she started to measure for the overhanging and semicircle of the cliff. After getting recognized for the runestone. British runestone in the National Museum of Scotland had the same symbols written on them. The six letters that were written on the Heavener runestone was from So Alf Monge in 1962. The second and the eight letters were claimed to be inscriptions for a Medieval cryotopuzzle because the date 11 November 1012. Later after examining and testing they found out that the written on the runestone means “Glome Valley”. The Heavener`s Runestone was represented as one the modern day runestone because it was a 19th century runestone for the Scandinavian settlers.

The Kensington and Heavener`s runestone were historical runestone that have history behind them. The Kensington runestone was a runestone that was a symbol for helping Scandinavian to navigate. The NFL Minnesota Vikings professional team was name after this Kensington runestone. The Heavener`s runestone was related to the Scandinavian settlers because it was to help the with Viking Revival.

Worked Cited 
AncientAmerica, “Heavener`s Runestone” 30 August 2014. 28 October 2018.
Covey, Cyclone, “The Oklahoma Runestone”, Ancient American Magazine,1994. http://ancientamerica.com/the-oklahoma-runestone/

Kensington runestone, “Kensington Runestone An Ancient Mystery Solved”. 28 August 2017. 28 October 2018. 2 www.thekensingtonrunestone.com/

McGaham, Jeff. “1362 Enigma Documentary of the Vikings arrival in Kensington Minnesota” YouTube, 11 November 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGOm9ZWmAV4 www.ancientamerica.com/the-oklahoma-runestone/

Links for Further Research
Covey, Cyclone, “The Oklahoma Runestone”, Ancient American Magazine,1994. http://www.ancientamerica.com/the-oklahoma-runestone/ MeandmyHDcam.“Heavener Oklahoma Runestone” YouTube. 07.Dec.2010. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXw49Uy17Rw

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