The Newport Tower

The Newport Tower
Medieval stone tower ... in Rhode Island. Does it look like any other Colonial structure you've seen? Recent carbon dating of the mortar indicates 1400s construction date (see post below).

The Westford Knight Sword

The Westford Knight Sword
Medieval Battle Sword ... in Westford, Massachusetts. Can anyone deny the pommel, hilt and blade punch-marked into the bedrock?

The Spirit Pond Rune Stone

The Spirit Pond Rune Stone
Medieval Inscription ... in Maine, near Popham Beach. Long passed off as a hoax, but how many people know the Runic language? And how is it that some of the Runic characters match rare runes on inscriptions found in Minnesota and Rhode Island? Carbon-dating of floorboards at nearby long house date to 1405.

The Narragansett Rune Stone

The Narragansett Rune Stone
Medieval Inscription ... in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. This Runic inscription is only visible for twenty minutes a day at low tide--is this also the work of a modern-day, Runic-speaking hoaxster?

The Westford Boat Stone

The Westford Boat Stone
Medieval Ship Carving ... in Westford, MA. Found near the Westford Knight site. Weathering patterns of carving are consistent with that of 600-year-old artifact. And why would a Colonial trail-marker depict a knorr, a 14th-century ship?

The Kensington Rune Stone

The Kensington Rune Stone
Medieval Inscription... in Minnesota. Forensic geology confirms the carvings predate European settlement of Minnesota--so did Runic-speaking Native Americans carve it?

The Hooked X Rune

The Hooked X Rune
Medieval Runic Character ... on inscriptions found in Maine, Minnesota and Rhode Island. But this rare rune was only recently found in Europe. This conclusively disproves any hoax theory while also linking these three artifacts together.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Swampscott Library Event

I'll be speaking about the sites and artifacts featured in "Cabal of the Westford Knight" at the Swampscott (MA) Library on Wednesday, April 7 at 7:30.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Am just about done reading your book. I live in the Westford area and have been fascinated by the Westford Knight, Henry Sinclair, et al for a while now. Is it possible to reveal exactly where the Tyngsboro Map Stone is and whether there really is a 'hole' stone on Cowdry Hill? Thanks!

David Brody said...

Thanks for the post.

Yes, there is a stone hole on Cowdry Hill, just as described in the book (on split boulder near "ampitheater" clearing).

The Tyngsboro Map Stone is on private property not far from the BU corporate education campus.

Dave

Karen said...

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Mr. Christian said...
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Mr. Christian said...

Hello, very interesting blog you have going here! We're actually discussing the Kensington Runestone at http://www.historum.com/showthread.php?t=12965 , and there's something you may find interesting, especially on pages 3 through 5. Care to join in on the conversation? :)

David Brody said...

Hi Mr. Christian:

Yes, that is an interesting debate you have going on! I'll pass on jumping in, as I have debated this many times on verious chat rooms over the past many months and it often feels like I'm banging my head against the wall. I must say, the Chaucer connection is news to me!