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Description:

The Kensington Stone was discovered in 1898 by a Swede, Olof Ohman, near the town of Kensington in northern Minnesota. The inscriptions on the stone (in translation) relate the experience of "8 Goths and 22 Norsemen on a journey of discovery westward from Vinland of the west. We had camp by 2 lakes a day's journey from this stone. We were and fished one day, after we came home found 10 men red with blood and dead, AVM. save us from evil (fire) have 10 men by the sea to look after our sips 14 days' journey from this island. Year 1362."

Date:

1920

Owner:

Minnesota Historical Society

Negative number:

61074


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