Created 13-Mar-13
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The Jelling stones are massive carved runestones from the 10th century, found at the town of Jelling in Denmark. The older of the two Jelling stones was raised by King Gorm the Old in memory of his wife Thyra. The larger of the two stones was raised by King Gorm's son, Harald Bluetooth in memory of his parents, celebrating his conquest of Denmark and Norway, and his conversion of the Danes to Christianity. The runic inscriptions on these stones are considered the most well known in Denmark
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Denmark
Keywords:Danemark, Danes, Danmark, Denemarken, Denmark, Jelling, Patriomonio de la Humanidad,, Unesco, Welterbe, World Heritage, gorm, king gorm, rune, runestones, runic, runic inscriptions, stone, stones, werelderfgoed