By Dagfinn Skre
The Avaldsnes Royal Manor venture explores early kingship in Northern Europe, spanning the interval c. AD–1320 advert. The significant case is the Norwegian nation and the middle web site is Avaldsnes close to Haugesund, Western Norway. 9th–10th century skaldic poems in addition to 13th century sagas signifies that Avaldsnes used to be the significant Viking Age royal manor. the positioning has produced quite a few beautiful gravefinds from the Roman interval onwards. between them are the 3rd century Flaghaug grave and send graves from the past due 8th century. additionally, the Oseberg send, excavated close to Oslo, is now confirmed to were equipped c. 820 close to Avaldsnes.
The Museum of Cultural heritage, college of Oslo, excavated the Avaldsnes payment in 2011–12. A crew of 23 students from famous educational associations, together with the college of Cambridge and college university London, perform the examine. this primary of 2 volumes includes their effects in regards to the manor and its environment at the island of Kǫrmt by way of the Norðvegr, the sheltered crusing direction alongside the West-Scandinavian coast. jointly, the chapters produce an in depth 1000-years’ historical past of a fancy central-place zone, its monuments and constructions, its actions and features, its blooming and fading, and finally its downfall within the 14th century.
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Avaldsnes - A Sea-Kings' Manor in First-Millennium Western Scandinavia (Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde - Ergänzungsbände) by Dagfinn Skre