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Borgund Stave Church Structure: 1-Spire sitting atop the 3-tired roof. 2-Central tower decorated with dragon heads. 3-Simple, circular windows let in light. 4-The alterpiece was added in 1654. 5-Crosses of St. Andrew border the central nave in the shape of X. 6-External gallery. 7-Entrance. 8-West door. 9-The gables above apse towers and doorways are decorated with crosses. 10-Twelve staves in the central part of the nave to support the roof. 11-Main roof covered in pine shingles.

Borgund Stave Church Structure: 1-Spire sitting atop the 3-tired roof. 2-Central tower decorated with dragon heads. 3-Simple, circular windows let in light. 4-The alterpiece was added in 1654. 5-Crosses of St. Andrew border the central nave in the shape of X. 6-External gallery. 7-Entrance. 8-West door. 9-The gables above apse towers and doorways are decorated with crosses. 10-Twelve staves in the central part of the nave to support the roof. 11-Main roof covered in pine shingles.

Reinli Stavkirke... The "Stavkirke," or ancient wooden churches of Norway, are in their way almost unique among the ecclesiastical buildings of Europe. Their age and carvings are remarkable.

Reinli Stavkirke... The "Stavkirke," or ancient wooden churches of Norway, are in their way almost unique among the ecclesiastical buildings of Europe. Their age and carvings are remarkable.

Garmo stave church originally came from Garmo in Lom in Oppland county. It was built circa 1150 on the site of a previous church believed to have been built in 1021 by a Viking chieftain. The church consists of 17th and 18th century inventory with a pulpit from Romsdalen. In 1730, it was expanded into a cruciform church in the timber.

Garmo stave church originally came from Garmo in Lom in Oppland county. It was built circa 1150 on the site of a previous church believed to have been built in 1021 by a Viking chieftain. The church consists of 17th and 18th century inventory with a pulpit from Romsdalen. In 1730, it was expanded into a cruciform church in the timber.

Stavkirke, Notodden - the structure is a three-armed cruciform and is the largest stave Church. After the Reformation, the Church was in a pretty bad condition and was restored in the period 1849 - 1851 .  .

Stavkirke, Notodden - the structure is a three-armed cruciform and is the largest stave Church. After the Reformation, the Church was in a pretty bad condition and was restored in the period 1849 - 1851 . .

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