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The Runestone “Them Boys Was Here Alright!”

The Runestone “Them boys was here alright!” by Ralph A. Mayer The Kensington Runestone has been a subject of controversy for over a hundred years. Ralph Mayer presents an imaginative scenario of one of the many events that possibly could have occurred a century and a half before Colombus. The author quotes Edward Ohman, the…

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The Kensington Runestone – Alice Beck Kehoe

The Kensington Runestone: Approaching a Research Question Holistically By: Alice Beck Kehoe An excellent pedagogy for critical thinking! In 1898, a farmer in northwestern Minnesota unearthed a large stone engraved with what appeared to be Norse runes carved in 1362. Could medieval Scandinavians have penetrated deep into mainland North America over a century before Columbus discovered…

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Kensington Runestone is Genuine

  The Kensington Runestone is Genuine by Robert A. Hall Jr. This book evaluates both sides of the arguments for and against the genuineness of the inscription on the well-known runestone discovered in Kensington, Minnesota in 1898.

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The Last Kings of Norse America

By Robert G. Johnson & Janey Westin “Epic in scope, insightful, imaginative, venturesome, and provocative – if this groundbreaking book about the Norse in America before Colombus does not cause a paradigm shift in your thinking, you need to check your pulse.” – Herbert R. Cederberg, PH.D., Emeritus Professor of History, University of Wisconsin.

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings By: John Hawood Viking marauders struck fear into the hearts of ninth-century European peasants, monks and nobles alike for two centuries, but the Vikings were more than seaborne terrorists. This atlas illustrates their influence extending from the Holy Land to Newfoundland, as explorers, settlers, craftsmen and hired mercenaries.

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Hnafatfl Viking Game

Hnefatafl Viking Game Made here at the Runestone Museum. Hnefatafl (pronounced “hen-fah-tofel”) is patterned after an ancient Viking game found in Norway. It is a board game very similar to our modern games of chess and checkers. Instructions are included.  

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Legacy of the Kensington Runestone DVD

            Legacy of the Kensington Runestone DVD. A dramatic recreation of the discovery of the famous Kensington runestone – this is the popular, nine minute video playing in the museum. This DVD provides information about the Kensington Runestone, Olaf Ohman’s family, and the Norse in Minnesota.

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Kensington Runestone Documentary DVD

Kensington Runestone Documentary: Kensington Runestone Documentary This six-part DVD gives detailed information about the Kensington Runestone, Olaf Ohman’s family, and the Norse in Minnesota. You will witness the discovery of the Runestone, view the inscription and translation, learn about other North American artifacts and more in this hour long documentary.

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Trove of Valhalla

Click Image to view larger The Trove of Valhalla – a unique collection of Viking Pendants. Each pendant is packaged with its own chain and information leaflet. It is said that each pendant comes with a blessing! Each blessing is described in the section below. This chain and pendant package would be a great gift…

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