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This 1600 years old butter was found preserved in a bog in Western Norway (Photo: Terje Tvedt / forskning.no) The butter, which is on display in a glass cabinet at the Museum of Archaeology in Stavanger was found in 1917 and dated to the… Read More ›
A few years ago, you could buy this chair for a few dollars at a flea market. Now, it is sold for several thousand dollars. What happened to the Norwegian Musling Chair? The trend started four or five years ago,… Read More ›
The Easter lambs stay warm in hand-knitted Marius sweaters. (Photo: Thomas Ystrøm / NRK) Spring and lambing means busy times for the mother of three and farmer Christine Soma (26). She still has taken the time to knit beautiful christening… Read More ›
If you visit Norway and are traveling on a budget, then you should buy milk in Norwegian grocery stores. Bring an empty bottle and drink pure and fresh water straight from the tap.(Photo: melk.no) Milk is the cheapest drink you… Read More ›
Chicken breeder Therese Dahl has a rooster that lays eggs. (Photo: Photo / editing: Thomas Berger, NRK) – We just call him the “henrooster”. He has a nice tail and nice feathers around the neck, but he lays one egg… Read More ›
Here you can vote for the greatest Norwegian of all time. Thor News has nominated ten people that in different areas have excelled and left historical footprints. An important criterion to get on the exclusive list is that the person’s… Read More ›
Norwegians, Easter, cabins and crime literature belong together like horse and carriage – a tradition that started over 90 years ago. Here you can find out how to celebrate a typical Norwegian Easter. First: Ensure that you have skis –… Read More ›
Originally posted on Neptune and the Oak:
Another guest post to expand your imagination and appreciation of how universal archetypes have fired the human mind in all places and times – and inspired survival and the will to prosper. As…
200 years ago, 112 men formed the Norwegian Constitution at Eidsvoll. Recently, The National Archives of Norway, The Genealogy Society of Norway-DIS and The Norwegian Institute of Local History has started searching for the identity of the so-called Eidsvoll Men’s… Read More ›
Do you have some information about this place in Northern Norway? The picture is taken in the 1960s. Note all the stockfish hanging on wooden racks called “hjell”. 130 Norwegian municipalities have confirmed that they will transfer the responsibility… Read More ›