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The Puzzle of the Kensington Runestone

Production year: 2012 | 1*60 | Genres: Factual/Doc
Did the Vikings discover America?
Origin country: Norway
Production company: NRK Norsk Rikskringkasting AS
Original title: Kensingtonsteinen
Original language: English
Formats: HD

The Kensington Rune Stone is a 200-pound slab of greywacke covered on its face and sides with runes. The authenticity of this world-renowned object is as hotly debated today as it was on the stone's discovery in the heart of the USA in 1888.

Did a joint Norwegian-Swedish expedition penetrate to the region where it was found a hundred years before Columbus reached America? Was it he or a roving band of Scandinavians who first set foot in the New World? If the Kensington Rune Stone is genuine, a great many history books will need to be rewritten!

The search for the truth takes this documentary on a journey peopled by Vikings and American Indians, scientists and cowboys. Scholars in Scandinavia and the United States alike are still undecided as to whether the Kensington Rune Stone is authentic or nothing but an intriguingly conceived hoax.

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