Lolland-Falster Museum

Two of Lolland’s rune stones ended up in the entrance hall to the museum in Maribo. The Skovlænge Stone has been known of since at least the 1600’s when, according to written sources, it was in a stone bridge on the way to Gurreby.  The inscription reads : “Astrad raised this stone in memory of Jyde, his father, a very good thane” – "thane" probably means a chief and is a title, which must have been quite common in the Viking Age as it’s used in rune stones across the country. The other stone was found near an old ford near Sædinge in 1854 and reads: “Thyra got this stone made ... Krog her husband, and he was the most resolute of all South-Swedes and South-Danes. Torment ate him, the best of Northmen. He was the bane of SouthSwedes.”   If only we could chat with Thyra and Krog for more details of this dramatic story. The museum also has exhibitions about Lolland from the Ice Age, the Viking Age, right up to the present.