View Full Version : Viking code cracked

02-10-2014, 01:19 PM
I guess people here should find this interesting. (http://io9.com/900-year-old-viking-code-cracked-to-reveal-secret-messa-1519928604)

From the article linked above:
"It's like solving a puzzle," said Nordby to the Norwegian website forskning.no. "Gradually I began to see a pattern in what was apparently meaningless combinations of runes." However, those thinking that the coded runes will reveal deep secrets of the Norse will be disappointed. The messages found so far seem to be either used in learning or have a playful tone. In one case the message was 'Kiss me'. Nordby explains "We have little reason to believe that rune codes should hide sensitive messages, people often wrote short everyday messages." In many instances those who wrote the coded runes also left comments urging the readers to try to figure it out. Sometimes they would also boast of their abilities at writing the codes.

02-10-2014, 02:27 PM
Quite interesting, even though I initially thought that this thread was referring to cracking the game's code in order to get the "Insane Viking DLC" :)