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At Urnes Stave Church, Norway, Viking Age animal art meets Christian architecture..Urnes stavkirke (or stavkyrkje), the oldest Stave Church in Norway, stands at Ornes farm on Lustrafjord in Luster municipality, Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The church was built around 1135 AD and links Christian architecture with animal-ornamentation of the Viking Age. In 1979, Urnes Stave Church was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

At Urnes Stave Church, Norway, Viking Age animal art meets Christian architecture.Urnes stavkirke (or stavkyrkje), the oldest Stave Church .

Ancient Viking Scandinavian Gold Axe Amulet/Pendant Circa 11th Century

Ancient Viking Scandinavian Gold Axe Amulet/Pendant Circa Century, I think I could hand press for my next wire weaving.

Viking Sword Chape
Viking plaited gold ring

Viking Gold Plaited Ring, century C. A finger ring formed from plaited wire, forged together behind and each end coiled around the other.

Hatteberg Brooch, Hatteberg, Norway, 9th Century

Hand-crafted Museum Replica Viking, Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Brooches in Silver & Bronze

Sapphire Ring Unearthed in York Field May Have Been Royal (Yorkshire Post)

Gold and sapphire finger ring, found by a metal detectorist in York and just purchased by the Yorkshire Museum; almost certainly belonged to Anglo-Saxon or Viking royalty, very senior clergy or a leading member of the Anglo-Saxon aristocracy

The wooden carving resembles a bear's head and is covered by a layer of intricately interlaced knotwork.

Viking ship head - Viking boat museum in Oslo / News / The Foreigner — Norwegian News in English.

Viking ship museum in Oslo Norway -- been there and would love to see it again!

Detail on Viking Boat at Museum, Oslo, Norway

Detail of Viking decoration. Lofotr Museum, the world's longest Viking Longhouse.

Detail of Viking decoration. Lofotr Museum, the world's longest Viking Longhouse.

Photo Gallery XV Festival of Slavs and Vikings in Wolin - 2009

Photo Gallery XV Festival of Slavs and Vikings in Wolin - 2009

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