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Borgund Stavkyrkje

Borgund Stavkirke, Norway, by Kurt Muetterties | angioman1: Built sometime 1180-1250 CE (12thcentury). Its walls are vertical wooden boards, or staves, hence the name "stave church" (stavkirke). Several runic inscriptions are found on the walls of the church. One reads: "Tor wrote these runes in the evening at the St. Olav's Mass", and another reads "Ave Maria". These can be found at the west portal of the church. [Please keep photo credit and original link if repinning. Thanks!]

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Borgund And Stave Churches, Norway

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.