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By Dagfinn Skre

The Avaldsnes Royal Manor undertaking explores early kingship in Northern Europe, spanning the interval c. AD–1320 advert. The valuable case is the Norwegian country and the center website is Avaldsnes close to Haugesund, Western Norway. 9th–10th century skaldic poems in addition to 13th century sagas signifies that Avaldsnes was once the central Viking Age royal manor. the location has produced a number of beautiful gravefinds from the Roman interval onwards. between them are the 3rd century Flaghaug grave and send graves from the overdue 8th century. additionally, the Oseberg send, excavated close to Oslo, is now confirmed to were outfitted c. 820 close to Avaldsnes.

The Museum of Cultural historical past, collage of Oslo, excavated the Avaldsnes payment in 2011–12. A group of 23 students from sought after educational associations, together with the college of Cambridge and college university London, perform the study. this primary of 2 volumes comprises their effects concerning the manor and its environment at the island of Kǫrmt via the Norðvegr, the sheltered crusing path alongside the West-Scandinavian coast. jointly, the chapters produce an in depth 1000-years’ background of a fancy central-place zone, its monuments and structures, its actions and features, its blooming and fading, and at last its downfall within the 14th century.

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