A stave church is a wooden medieval Christian church. The prefix ‘stave‘ reflects how they were built by framing logs of timber called staver in Norwegian. I knew nothing about these structures before coming to Norway, and even when I speak to Norwegians now, it is not as commonly known as I would have thought. […]
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