2012-12-07

Jelling Stones - Denmark (UNESCO)


© Mogens Skou (photo) / Udgivet af PrinfoVejle

sent by Pham

Information on the card: "The two runic stones in Jelling. Left, King Harald Bluetooth's stone and right, the stone elevated by his father King Gorm in memory of the latter's wife, Thyra"

"The Jelling burial mounds and one of the runic stones are striking examples of pagan Nordic culture, while the other runic stone and the church illustrate the Christianization of the Danish people towards the middle of the 10th century." In: UNESCO
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