The Vordingborg Stone
   

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VORDINGBORG

the runestone

General Info
Map of Runes
The Runes
FALSTER
Sønder_Kirkeby
FYN
Bregninge F
Glavendrup
Faaborg
Nørre Nærå
Rønninge
LOLLAND
Brenninge L
Skovlænge
Sædinge
Tillitse
Tirsted
Tågerup
ZEALAND
Alsted
Eggeslevmagle
Fjenneslev
Flemløse 1
Flemløse 2
Gørlev 1
Gørlev 2
Kallerup
Sandby 2 (+1)
Sandby 3
Snoldelev
Sønderby
Tryggevælde
Tårnborg
Vordingborg
JUTLAND
ANCIENT STONES

The run stone was discovered around 1600 by chancellor Christian Friis, who on a journey through Vordingborg accidentally saw it in the city-customs wall-base. At some point, it was moved to Rundetårn in Copenhagen.

Found: Somewhere in Vordingborg
Present location: Nationalmuseet, Frederiksholms Kanal 12, 1220 København K

The stone is granite and 144 centimetres high, 60 centimetres wide and 46 centimetres thick. It was made around 800 to 950.

The inscription: "Gærði ÞiūðvēR/Þiūðvī æft Aðīsl ..."
Translated: Thjodver made this in memory of Adils