Small Talk

The Frivolous Love Notes of Vikings

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The Viking “jötunvillur code” has confounded scholars since its use 900 years ago. This week, K Jonas Nordby, a runeologist from the University of Oslo, finally cracked the code. What he discovered wasn’t battle plans or sweeping epics. It was more like the “luv u” text of it’s day.

Marketplace senior reporter Stacey Vanek Smith clues us in on the candy-hearts of Viking times.