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Bluetooth, Gorm the Old, the Jelling stones and church



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Jelling Church dates back to around 1100 and is the fourth church on the site. The first was a wooden church erected in the eighth century by Harald Bluetooth as a mausoleum to his father, Gorm the Old, whose tomb was discovered under the church in 1978. Jelling Church is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 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. King Gorm was the first king of all of Denmark. The runic inscriptions on these stones are considered the most well known in Denmark. 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

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Submitted: 01/21/2010

By: T.Dooley

Location: Jelling, Denmark

Category: Historic Places

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