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Medieval Scandinavian Armies - Danemark, 12th Century. Osprey Publishing

Medieval Scandinavian Armies - Danemark, 12th Century. Osprey Publishing

St Olaf's Church in Tallinn, Estonia

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Evening summer light over St Olaf's Church in Tallinn, Estonia. St. Olafâs Church is believed to have been built in the 12th century. It was once the tallest building in the world and from 1944 until 1991, the Soviet KGB used the spire as a radio tower and surveillance point. Jon Reid | Portfolio | Blog | Tumblr

Tallinn. Estonia. Photo shoot on 11.07.2014 from the Pirita Bay, at 3:30am (local time) / "Pildistatud 2014. aasta 11. juulil Pirita ranna Merivälja poolsest otsast kella 3.30 paiku hommikul. S"

Tallinn. Estonia. Photo shoot on 11.07.2014 from the Pirita Bay, at 3:30am (local time) / "Pildistatud 2014. aasta 11. juulil Pirita ranna Merivälja poolsest otsast kella 3.30 paiku hommikul. S"

Kap Arkona, Rügen.

Kap Arkona, Rügen.

The Vordingborg Castle ruins (Vordingborg Slotsruin) are located in the town of Vordingborg, Denmark and are the town's most famous attraction

The Vordingborg Castle ruins (Vordingborg Slotsruin) are located in the town of Vordingborg, Denmark and are the town's most famous attraction

The Svetovit temple in Arcona on the island of Rügen, in the Baltic Sea. The temple was destroyed by the Danish king Valdemar, in 1168 AD. Reconstruction illustration.

The Svetovit temple in Arcona on the island of Rügen, in the Baltic Sea. The temple was destroyed by the Danish king Valdemar, in 1168 AD. Reconstruction illustration.

In the year 1168 a Danish bishop destroyed three pagan gods. The story is told in Gesta Danorum, by Saxo Grammaticus, which has recently been entirely translated into English for the first time.

Bishop Absalon topples the god Svantevit at Arkona - created by Laurits Tuxen (1853–1927) - Medievalists.net

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Vordingborg Castle, the Goosetower is all what´s left.

Vordingborg Castle, the Goosetower is all what´s left.

Laurits Tuxen (1853-1927): King Valdemar the Great and Bishop Absalon topples the god Svantevit at Arkona the Wendish capital, during the conquest and christinisation of Pomerania - 1168

Laurits Tuxen (1853-1927): King Valdemar the Great and Bishop Absalon topples the god Svantevit at Arkona the Wendish capital, during the conquest and christinisation of Pomerania - 1168

Ruin of the castle of Vordingborg, Denmark. Spring 2011. Photographed by Helle Ejstrup

Ruin of the castle of Vordingborg, Denmark. Spring 2011. Photographed by Helle Ejstrup