• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Norway | Re-dating of traditional stave churches, including Urnes WH site, finds them even older

A modern measurement method has helped scientists date some of Norway’s historic stave churches more accurately. The method shows that several of the stave churches are older than has been previously thought.

The most surprising find related to Urnes Stave Church, one of Norway’s eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Originally dated to around 1130, the church is now believed to be as old as 1070.

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