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Hvalsey Church ruins, South-West Greenland

Hvalsey Church ruins, South-West Greenland

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Uploaded 11 Nov 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013
From collection: West-Greenland
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The ruins of Hvalsey Church, an old Norse church which is situated in the fjord of Hvalsey (Qaqortukulooq), not far from Qaqortoq, the largest town in the south of Greenland. The architecture seems very similar to Norse buildings from the 14th century. The church is in the region which the Norse named Eystribygð - the Eastern Settlement, when the Vikings settled in Greenland in around 985. There are burials sites under the walls of this church from earlier phases of use but older churches ha ...
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