Norway: World’s oldest dated runestone displayed in Oslo museum  

Visitors of a museum in Oslo marvelled at the world’s oldest dated runestone which was on display during an exposition on Saturday.

A team of Norwegian researchers found the sandstone relict, dating back almost 2,000 years, during the excavation of an ancient burial ground in the Tyrifjorden region of Norway in fall 2021.

Bones and charcoal found in the same cremation pit revealed that the inscription was carved onto the rune between 1 and 250 AD, according to researchers at the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo.

The oldest rune stone in the world’ exhibition takes place at the Museum of Cultural History until 26 February.

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