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Borgund Stave Church

By Gerard @presurfer
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The Borgund Stave Church is a church located in Borgund, Lærdal, Norway. It is classified as a triple nave stave church of the so-called Sogn-type. The church was built sometime between 1180 and 1250 CE with later additions and restorations. Its walls are formed by vertical wooden boards, or staves, hence the name.
The floor plan of this church resembles that of a central plan, double-shelled Greek cross with an apse attached to one end in place of the fourth arm. The entries to the church are in the three arms of the almost-cross. Rapid City in South Dakota, USA has an exact reproduction of the famous church.The Presurfer

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