Kensington Rune Stone in the New York Times?

The Facebook page of the Runestone Museum in Alexandria, Minnesota posted the following statement on February 16, 2015:

“Look for The New York Times Magazine this Sunday, Feb. 22 for an article that should feature the Runestone Museum! The name of the article’s author is cloaked in mystery until then. I don’t know if the article will appear in the free online version, but you can try here: www.nytimes.com then click Magazine.”

I wish I knew more about this forthcoming article, but I will post something as soon as the article is published. My forthcoming book Myths of the Runestone: Viking Martyrs and Birthplace of America (University of Minnesota Press, Fall 2015) will be the definitive account of the popular enthusiasm for the Kensington Rune Stone and it tells the history of the Runestone Museum. In the meantime, here is a video that tells a bit of the Kensington Rune Stone’s story and the debates that still rage regarding its authenticity.

Visit the Runestone Museum website at: http://www.runestonemuseum.org/

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