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The Kensington Rune Stone: Real or fake?
The story of the Kensington Rune stone began in 1898 after Olof Ohman, a Swedish farmer, discovered a rectangle stone when he was working on his farm near Kensington, Minnesota with his son. According to Barclay, Shelly. "The Kensington Runestone." N.p.,n.d. Web. 22 Oct. 2010, Olof Ohman reported that the stone, which weighs 202 pounds and has thirty-one inches tall, sixteen inches wide, six inches thick, and it was unearthed under the roof of the tree. In the surface of the stone, a document was written in runic inscription with the content that eight Goths and twenty-two Norwegians saw ten men red with blood and tortured. The discovering of the Kensington stone and the document which was written on
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For example, according to Keith, Fitzpatrick-Matthews. “The Kensington Runestone.”. N.p. Web. 18 Sept. 2012 Oluf Rygh, and his colleagues at Northwestern University dismissed to the stone and consider it is just a ridiculous joke, which was made by Ohman, but he did not prove for his opinion. In addition, a short time later in 1986, Erik Wahlgren declared the Kensington inscription was recognized by linguistic scholars on both sides of the Atlantic as a simple, modern forgery, so it was not runic inscription. However, he did not give specific evidence. People just make the rumors kept spreading with the evidence is not convincing. For instance, Laura Billings just claimed that Kensington Runestone was not real, and they created it to use as a means to attract tourists. Or another rumor is that The Kensington Stone was a fake new because it was discovered in Kensington quite far from Denmark, Sweden, and because the inscription is unique and unlike any document in medieval monastic was wrong. All of them were convincible. Therefore, the convincing that the Kensington Rune Stone was not a ludicrous forgery was fail, and he fell into oblivion under the enormous accusations of the …show more content…
For example, the report of Newton Horace analyzed verified that the Kensington Stone is real in 1910. According to Joseph, Frank. “Kensington Rune Stone Decoded: Vikings, Templars & Goths in America in 1362?.” P.n. Web. 2009. Newton Horace confirmed that the stone and its inscription are real, and the result of his test shown that stone was about 500 years old. In addition, the analyses of Wolter announced and confirmed the stone is genuine. Scott F. Wolter is a university-trained, certified geologist. He used photography with reflected light microscopy, core sampling, and scanning electron microscope scanning to analyze the stone. In November, he presented his early findings: the works shown that the stone has unclear signs of a surface erosion process requiring a minimum of 200 years because the crystalline mica, which was recorded on the surface the stone was identified to biotite mica, which falls into the mechanical surface after 197 years. while mean, Rune Kensington rocks were buried at least a century before Olof Ohman unearthed it. Not stopping here, He continued to use a scanning electron microscope to examine each individual rune, and he found some remarkable characteristics, which seem like hitherto-unseen series of dots engraved inside three R-runes. It was valuable evidence because the dot rune appears only on the tombstones of the 14th-century tombs in the church cemetery on Gotland

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