Woodcarvings - Urnes Stave Church

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Wanda Marcussen
published on 17 September 2020

Woodcarving decoration on the north side of the Urnes Stave Church in Ornes, Norway. The church dates from c. 1130 CE and was included on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979 CE. The carvings, based on traditional Viking art and craftsmanship, have given name to this special type of patterned decoration called the Urnes style.

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Wanda Marcussen
Wanda has studied International Relations with specialization in History at The University of Oslo, and is currently studying for her Master's degree in Environmental History at Trinity College Dublin.

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Marcussen, W. (2020, September 17). Woodcarvings - Urnes Stave Church. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12780/woodcarvings---urnes-stave-church/

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Marcussen, Wanda. "Woodcarvings - Urnes Stave Church." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 17, 2020. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12780/woodcarvings---urnes-stave-church/.

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