All Norwegians have a special relationship with the Eidsvoll Manor. It was here the Norwegian Constitution was created and signed 200 years ago, and the building represents the start of Norway’s freedom from 400 years of Danish rule. After three years of renovation, the Eidsvoll Manor appears as it did in 1814.
In 1814, the building was one of Norway’s largest and most modern private homes, and it was landowner Carsten Anker who made the 2,000 square meters house available to the National Assembly.
In 1895 and 1964, the wooden building which is located about 70 kilometers north of Oslo, was restored – but it was not put back to its original condition due to lack of knowledge. Now, the basement is built up from the bottom, the National Hall is just like it appeared in 1814 and seven in ten unoriginal artifacts have been removed.
The Norwegian Parliament allocated about 63 million dollars to the project as an anniversary gift to the Norwegian people.
See the pictures below (Click to enlarge).
Text by: Ester Jepsen, ThorNews
Photos by: Anniken Mihle/Norwegian Broadcasting Cooperation (NRK)