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Stave churches older than thought

New research suggests Norway needs to rewrite some of its history. Several of the country's disinctive wooden stave churches have been found to date...

Tourists steal nails from stave churches

Norway's carefully preserved stave churches have survived for centuries but face threats from thoughtless tourists. The caretaker for one of them in Telemark has...

Stave church moves back home

A 122-year-old copy of a Norwegian stave church that was moved to the US from where it was built in Orkanger, outside Trondheim, is being...

MPs muster support for stave churches

Alarmed that some of Norway's historic stave churches may be sold or closed, a Member of Parliament for the Labour Party says his colleagues...

Doors may close at stave churches

An acute lack of funds may force the sale or closure some of Norway's historic stave churches. The association that owns and operates eight of...

Stave church outshone by toilets

Each year, around 100 000 tourists make a stop at Borgund stave church at Lærdal in the mountains of Norway, but not necessarily to...

Stave church to be restored

One of the biggest attractions at the Norwegian Folkmuseum in Oslo, its landmark stave church from the 13th century, will be closed at the...

Stave churches get some secret help

Norway's historic stave churches have been getting some badly needed restoration work, along with improvements aimed at preserving them for another thousand years. Much...

New round of Corona vaccinations begins

RESIDENTS OF NORWAY AGED 65 AND OVER will now be offered a fourth booster shot against the Corona virus through their local municipalities. They'll...

Fire guts holiday apartment complex

A fire spread quickly through an apartment compex and an adjacent building under construction in the mountain resort town of Hemsedal Wednesday evening. There...

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