Denmark's oldest runic stone


A stonemason was splitting stones on a field in Kallerup outside Copenhagen one day in 1827, when he suddenly saw: a stone lying almost one inch above the ground … on one side facing the ground, some letters had been carved in it". The stonemason had found one…

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Kallerupstenen står nu ved Ansgarkirken i Hedehusene

År: 1999 PHOTO:Kjeld Borch Vesth


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What can the Kallerup Stone tell us?

The runic inscription on the stone says Hornbores, Svides ætlings, sten". This means…

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