Skip to comments.Church lot rock actually ancient runestone
Posted on 05/06/2009 6:16:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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."
"To read something that nobody else has read for 1,000 years is almost a religious experience," he said.
The rock was found last fall at the church outside Stockholm when the religious site had a nearby area excavated in order to lay some cables.
The Local said the rock, now thought to be a gravestone, was then used as a parking lot border as mud and earth covered up the inscription clues to its true history.
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So the Swedes runed the parking lot!
You’ll rune the day you made that awful pun.
There is a large piece broken off and about a quarter of the inscription is missing.
Hey. I’ve got a rock just like that in my yard in Wisconsin. It used to mark one of the vents in my ceptic drainfield and my husband kept hitting it with the tractor so he moved to to mark the edge of a riding ring. I’d better go check it out to see if I can find any writing on it!
I didn't rune your day!
I must admint that I have a PHD, (piled high and deep) in punditry! I admit that I've been diagnosed with advanced acronymia. but I've found that a pun a day keeps the doctors away!
This is hugh!
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