“Halfdan Was Here!”

“The Viking soldier must have been so bored in the church that for some reason he carved something on the marble parapets. The Byzantines, who were not familiar with the runes, did not understand anything from what was written. Even during the Ottoman period, these inscriptions were thought to be simple marble cracks and they were not interfered with. However, by 1964 it was understood that the lines were actually runic alphabets and research was started.