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Thorvald’s Rock, AD 1004– Hampton, New Hampshire

Playing off the “rock in a hole” theme, Thorvald’s Rock is quite a gem. Located at the Tuck Museum in Hampton, this rock supposedly marks the grave site of Thorvald, brother of famous Viking, Leif Eriksson and son of Erik the Red. Although this claim has been disputed for many years, tourists from all over came to chip away at the rock until it was finally put in a hole and surrounded by concrete walls and iron bars. Whatever your opinion, Thorvald’s Rock is worth a view!