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On So, 1.03.2009, 21:55, Dennis King wrote:
>
>> Professor Byrne has described the inscriptions, which contain about 20
>> names, as "rather artistic". It is not known if the graffiti was the
>> work
>> of a single culprit or if there were several involved. He said they
>> were
>> obviously written by a literate scribe or scribes, who were Irish
>> and not
>> Viking invaders.
>
> Photos of them in the book?

Maybe someone from Ireland could tell us? I am particularly curious about
the linguistic import of those graffiti. 700-750 is pretty early.

BTW, to even mention Vikings as the culprits for scribblings during that
period is a bit of a lapsus.

David