Mar 30, 2014

Gol Stave Church

Gol Stave Church - Norwegian Museum of Cultural History at Bygdøy in Oslo, Norway

The Gol Stave Church dates from 1212 and is originally from Gol, Hallingdal, Norway. When the town built a new church around 1880, it was decided to demolish this old stave church. It was saved from destruction by The Society for the Preservation of Ancient Norwegian Monuments , which bought the materials in order to re-erect the church elsewhere. It was acquired by King Oscar IIwho financed its relocation and restoration.

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