The Jelling Rune Stones, Jutland, Denmark (Note: UNESCO World Heritage since 1994 - click for more information on November 24 2009 :)

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Jan Sognnes on November 24, 2009

The runestone to the left has been set up by the viking king "Gorm the Old" about the year 950 AD. The stone is called "The name certification of Denmark", because it was the first time "Denmark" was mentioned.

The other runestone has been set up by his son "Harald Bluetooth" about year 965 AD. The stone is called "The birth certification of Denmark", because he wrote that he cristianized the danes.

Holger Bauer on February 13, 2010

Hi Jan Sognnes, very interesting!!
Thanks a lot for checking out my gallery and leaving such kind words in your comments!! Many thanks for your votes as well:)))) Best wishes from Bangkok sent your way Cheers pivatana

Jan Sognnes on February 18, 2010

Hi Pivatana thank you very much for your nice comments!

Greetings, Jan

Faintlightofdawn on April 17, 2010

Nice looking pair of stones Jan, best wishes, Fai

Jan Sognnes on April 17, 2010

Hi Fai thank you very much for your visit and nice comments!

Greetings from Denmark, Jan

Tibor Kisbenedek on April 23, 2010

What a view!

Greetings, Tibor

Jan Sognnes on April 25, 2010

Hi Tibor thank you very much for your visit and nice comments!

Greetings, Jan

AnnaV on September 6, 2010

very interesting, your history is very ancient

Jan Sognnes on September 7, 2010

Hi Anna thank you very much for your visit and nice comments!

Greetings, Jan

I am fascinated of precision of details..it is incredible, difficult to believe, that so deep in history people was able to make it.. it reminds me of pictures from books by Erich von Däniken.
Thank you for little bit of your history my dear Jan:)

Jan Sognnes on May 1

The vikings were the first Danes that was writing :) I like to read Erich von Däniken also.

Have a good evening my dear Dagmar:)

Excellent photo and explanation, Jan Sognnes, best regards from Miami Fl. (L + F)

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  • Uploaded on August 6, 2009
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    by Jan Sognnes
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A720 IS
    • Taken on 2009/07/17 14:38:27
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
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    • F/Stop: f/4.000
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