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Sami children - colorized photograph - unknown origin Hmong Like?

maihaugen.museum St Olav, medieval, Norway

maihaugen.museum St Olav, medieval, Norway

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Olav, King of Norway

What Vikings Really Looked Like...The Vikings typically lived to be around 40-50 years old. But there are also examples of upper class Vikings who lived longer – for instance Harald Fairhair, who was King of Norway for more than 60 years. (Picture of King Harald from the 14th century Icelandic manuscript Flateyjarbók.)

Article on a pre-Christian temple in Norway. (Photo is Harald Fairhair. King Haraldr hárfagri receives the kingdom out of his father's hands. From the century Icelandic manuscript Flateyjarbók, now in the care of the Árni Magnússon Institute in Iceland.

Saint Olaf: Kirkwall Cathedral, Orkney. Attributes: crown, axe, dragon. Feast day 29th July. (King Olaf II Haraldsson of Norway, 995-1030)   http://www.vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/Text%20Series/Historia%26Passio.pdf

The statue was presented by the Church of Norway for the cathedral's anniversary.

Stavkirke in Lom, Norge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Borgund Stavkirke, Norway - Built sometime CE Its walls are vertical wooden boards, or staves, hence the name stave church (stavkirke).

"Reconstructed" Viking settlement from around 900 AD, complete with wooden railway sleepers.

Reconstructed Viking settlement from around 900 AD, complete with wooden railway sleepers.

Saint Olaf II Haraldsson, King of Norway. He ruled over Norway in the early 11th century. Olaf was killed in the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030.

Saint Olaf II Haraldsson, King of Norway. He ruled over Norway in the early century. Olaf was killed in the Battle of Stiklestad in

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Alberto Sotio (Italian, active The Mourning Virgin Mary (tempera paint gold on parchment mounted on wood panel ca. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD)

St. Olav  Ikon av Hellig Olav, den Hellige Nikolai ortodokse kirke, Majorstuen, ikoner, Olav den Hellige Foto: Eli Berge

Saint Olaf, King & Enlightener of Norway [My great grandfather on mother's side]

Gjevillvassdalen

Gjevillvassdalen

St. Olav figur i Fresvik kirke Romersk katolsk Leikanger 1250 - 1260 Norway

Olav figur i Fresvik kirke Romersk katolsk Leikanger 1250 - 1260 Norway

Viking ring fort and settlement, the Shetland Islands, Jarlshof, Scotland. It has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles". It contains remains dating from 2500 B.C.-1600 A.D.

Viking ring fort and settlement, the Shetland Islands, Jarlshof, Scotland. It has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles". It contains remains dating from 2500 BCE up to the century CE.

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