Leikvin viking market, June 2022

The first event we went on this year, was Leikvin. It was super nice to be back, both back at Leikvin and back in business. The Leikvin market is very beautiful and calm, giving us a chance to just be, make food, have a good time and relax. Here are some pictures from this years …

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December 24nd – The burial field at Skei

The Skei burial field is located at the farm Skei, in Sparbu in Trøndelag. Skei is the largest prehistoric burial field in the Northern parts of Trøndelag with around 120 visible graves of different shapes and sizes. Most of the mounds are either round or elongated mounds. The elongated mounds seems to most often be …

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Desember 22nd – Beads

I know I've been writing about beads many times before, but beads really do something to me, especially historical beads. They are so beautiful, so well-made and so unique.Did you know that the first objects made from glass were in fact beads? It is a bit unclear exactly when the art of glass making was …

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December 21st – Tomasmesse and the jól celebration

It has been some days now since Anna pissihose the 9th of December, and the day people would normally start brewing their jól ale back in the days. Today, the 21nd of December, is called Tomasmesse, 'Tomas brewer' or 'Tomas full barrel'. The jól ale should be done and put on barrels by today, because …

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December 17th – Soapstone

Soapstone is a very interesting material. It is a stone, but it is so soft, you could make a mark in the stone with your finger nail and therefore easy to process. The soapstone is also refractory and has had significant use as a building block, for fireplaces and household utensils. Many old church buildings …

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December 12th – The silver treasure from Trondheim

September 4, 1950 was not going to be a normal day at work for those who at that time were digging the ground at Dronningens gate 10 in Trondheim. The reason for the digging was that they were going to expand the buildings of the Hovedpostkontoret (the main post office) in Trondheim. During the dig, …

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