By Dagfinn Skre
The Avaldsnes Royal Manor venture explores early kingship in Northern Europe, spanning the interval c. AD–1320 advert. The vital 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 means that Avaldsnes was once the significant 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 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 historical past, college of Oslo, excavated the Avaldsnes cost in 2011–12. A staff of 23 students from renowned educational associations, together with the college of Cambridge and college university London, perform the examine. this primary of 2 volumes comprises their effects in regards to the manor and its surroundings at the island of Kǫrmt via the Norðvegr, the sheltered crusing direction alongside the West-Scandinavian coast. jointly, the chapters produce a close 1000-years’ background of a fancy central-place region, its monuments and structures, its actions and capabilities, 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