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It's awesome! Why do I suspect that linquist J.Tolkien, familiar with Celts, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Finns, thought of these cozy structures when he dreamed up Hobbits living in Hobbit holes?

Norwegian Stave Churches in Borgund built around 1180| henry peters photography

Norwegian Stave Churches

The Viking shieldmaiden Lagertha wife of Ragnar Lodbrok by Morris Meredith Williams (1913).

Lathgertha by Morris Meredith Williams. Lagertha was, according to legend, a Danish Viking shieldmaiden from what is now Norway, and the onetime wife of the famous Viking Ragnar Lodbrok (d. 840 or

“The Stave Church at the Hjemkomst Center is a full scale replica of the Hopperstad Church in Vik, Norway. The church in Vik is one of...

The Stave Church at the Hjemkomst Center is a full scale replica of the Hopperstad Church in Vik, Norway. The church in Vik is one of only 29 that remain of the more than 1000 Stave Churches built in Norway during the time period.

The highly unusual ancient building in Scandinavia. "Stave Church in Norway, built in the late 1100's.  When the Vikings became Christians, they built Churches like this one, over 1,000 of them."

The highly unusual ancient building in Scandinavia. "Stave Church in Norway, built in the late When the Vikings became Christians, they built Churches like this one, over of them.

Baron Gerard Tourni/Tourney of Normandy France, who later became Sir Thomas Sanford of England (after the battle of Hastings), is descended from the same Viking/Norse family line/house as Prince Rollo.

I& a little wary of posting an infographic from the History Channel, notorious for rarely doing its history homework, not to mention all its ancient alien programming posing as real science, and they should have done spellcheck first

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