PHOTO: Rune bone found in Oslo just before Christmas

Rune bonePhoto: Tone Bergland, NIKU / NTB
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Shortly before Christmas, a rune bone was found in the Medieval Park in Oslo. It is the first rune bone found in the capital in more than 30 years.

A rune bone and a rune stick were found a few days apart during excavations in the Medieval Park in Oslo just before Christmas, Forskning.no writes.

This is the first rune bone found in Oslo in more than 30 years, according to the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (Niku).

The rune bone is probably from a large domestic animal such as a horse or cow, but according to Niku, the bone must undergo several examinations before they know for sure.

Inscriptions from the Middle Ages

The inscriptions are from the Middle Ages, and according to Kristel Zilmer, the rune finds could teach us more about the medieval Oslo citizens.

Zilmer is a professor of writing culture and iconography at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.

Earlier in December, a unique knife shaft from the Middle Ages was found in the same place.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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