|foto August 2017|
Aged 14, I started to study my family history and collect old photos, resulting in a strong connection with my ancestral heritage.
Since 2009, I study the Oera Linda Book (OLB), a controversial manuscript that became well known in the 1870s and had a revival in the 1930s, but is now mostly ignored and forgotten. It is believed by some to be a 13th century copy of pre-Christian texts, while others claim it must be a 19th century forgery.
Fascinated by its language and content, and not convinced by the arguments against its authenticity, I work on a new English translation, which will be published together with a new transliteration and scans of all 190 pages.
Since 2011, I write on the web about the OLB and made a one hour video in English, German, Dutch, Norse and Frisian, refuting the main claims of the hoax-theory.
I live with my wife and children in Germany, but will move back to the northern Netherlands October 2017.