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A Norwegian farmhouse from the second half of the thirteenth century.

A medieval lyre from c.1300. It has the same form as the lyre featured on the Hylestad church portal.

A primstav is a calendar stick that uses pictures to indicate the major non-moving religious holidays. The pictures on this one are rune-like. The oldest surviving primstav dates to 1457.

Gol Stave Church was moved to the Folkemuseum in the late 19th century. Only about one third of the surviving church was used (those parts that were thought to be medieval). The church that stands at the Folkemuseum now was modelled on Borgund Stave…

This tin for Freia chocolates is the most explicit reference to the Viking Age that we have found in their marketing. It depicts scenes and characters from Norse history.

Freia, the company named for the Norse goddess, produced baking powder as well as chocolate.

Viking milk is a brand of condensed milk. It uses a Viking longship as its logo. The photographs show tins from several different eras of this brand. They were taken in the Folkemuseum at Bygdøy.

A yacht called 'Sigyn'. In Norse mythology, Sigyn was Loki's wife, who cared for him even when he was chained in a cave with the entrails of his children. A snake had been placed over his face to drip poison into it. She held a bowl over his face to…

Various tools for textile production, including fragments of woven baskets, wooden bowls, balls of yarn, tablets for weaving, beech wood needles, a slate sharpening stone, a piece of quartz, and pieces of beeswax.

A wooden yarn winder made of beech, wooden spindles from drop spindles, a spindle whorl, and fragments of yarn found in the burial.
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