The Puzzle of the Kensington Runestone

201259 mins

The Kensington Runestone is a 200-pound slab of greywacke covered on its face and sides with runes. The authenticity of this world-renowned object is as hotly debated today as it was on the stone's discovery in the heart of the USA in 1888.

Did a Viking expedition penetrate to the region where it was found a hundred years before Columbus reached America? If the Kensington Runestone is genuine, a great many history books will need to be rewritten!

The search for the truth takes this documentary on a journey peopled by Vikings and American Indians, scientists and cowboys. Scholars in Scandinavia and the United States alike are still undecided as to whether the Kensington Runestone is authentic or nothing but a cleverly conceived hoax.