January 28, 2009 11:17 PM   Subscribe

Nice! Thanks for posting this.
posted by homunculus at 11:40 PM on January 28, 2009

That's nice. I'd soak up more background - these runes, they're Viking?

In stone, that's where I'm a Viking!

posted by From Bklyn at 11:44 PM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]

Very nice, but can't help wondering how his sword floated. I'd want words with my blacksmith!
posted by Abiezer at 11:50 PM on January 28, 2009

From Bklyn, yes, they're Viking runes. I tried searching for some more background information on Mejlbystenen but all I could find was in Danish. Maybe the community can help?
posted by sveskemus at 12:49 AM on January 29, 2009

posted by The Light Fantastic at 12:55 AM on January 29, 2009

That was cool!
posted by P.o.B. at 2:45 AM on January 29, 2009

They'll disturb the elves and gnomes with that kind of behavior!
posted by markkraft at 5:03 AM on January 29, 2009

Tak lille mus.
posted by MotherTucker at 6:11 AM on January 29, 2009

That's really a wonderful display; a far cry from the dull shells full of potsherds that museums used to have. The best museums are taking seriously the idea that they are not just repositories for ancient stuff, but also can entertain and educate the public at the same time.
posted by happyroach at 10:42 AM on January 29, 2009

Birgit Sawyer's book The Viking-Age Rune-Stones: Custom and Commemoration in Early Medieval Scandinavia lists several rune-stones in Randers (p. 201), but I didn't find any references to Mejlbystenen specifically. The book is a good reference for those interested in late Viking-Age rune-stones in general, though.

Great post - thanks so much for this. I have a long-standing interest in rune-stones and Viking history. Endlessly fascinating!
posted by velvet winter at 11:53 AM on January 29, 2009

« Older People's currency   |   TripAdvisor's Dirtiest Hotels 2009: Don't Let The... Newer »

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments