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King Harold I of Denmark (911-987 - aka Harald Bluetooth) proclaims has Catholic faith at Jelling, the old Viking capital of Scandinavia.   The locality is particularly noteworthy for being the site of the burial mound of King Gorm of Denmark and his wife Thyra, the parents of King Harold I of Denmark, who erected a Christian church on the spot. Harold also erected the Jelling stones � massive monolithic rune stones.   Gold leaf fragment; 10th century

King Harold I of Denmark - aka Harald Bluetooth) proclaims his Catholic faith at Jelling, the old Viking capital of Scandinavia.

Experience the Viking sites of North Denmark.

In North Jutland, you will find many interesting Viking sites carefully preserved to give you an authentic experience of what life was like in the Viking Age.

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Huge list of links to photos and drawings of Danish rune stones. This is one side of the big Jellinge stone in Jylland, not the Snoldele stone, as some pins are saying.

One of the two Jelling Stones, massive 10th C. runestones found at Jelling, the first capital of Denmark. The older of the two was raised by King Gorm the Old in memory of his wife Thyra. The larger of the two was raised by their son Harald Bluetooth in memory of his parents, celebrating his conquest of Denmark and Norway and his conversion of the pagan Danes to Christianity. The runic inscriptions on these stones are the most famous in Scandinavia.

One of the two Jelling Stones, massive C. runestones found at Jelling, the…

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