Kleines Schulerloch inscription
thumb The runic inscription found in the Kleines Schulerloch cave, Altmühltal, near Essing, Bavaria was discovered in 1937. It reads
- birg : leub : selbrade,
probably meaning "Birg, beloved of Selbrad", next to a drawing of an ibex or stag. From the 1950s the inscription had been considered a hoax by many scholars. However, the discovery of a parallel inscription in grave 172 of the "Unterer Stollen" cemetery in Bad Krozingen in 2001, reading
- boba : leub | agirike
has revived discussions regarding the authenticity of the Kleines Schulerloch inscription.
- A. Bammesberger, G. Waxenberger (eds.), Das fuþark und Seine Einzelsprachlichen Weiterentwicklungen, Walter de Gruyter (2006), ISBN 978-3-11-019008-3, 137-393.
- Die Eiszeitzeichnung vom kleinen Schulerloch (photo of inscription)