Photographer's Note

Vikings # 4.

Borg in Lofoten – the farm
BORG was one of the 10-15 chieftains' seats from Iron Age North Norway, but Borg is the only one where the building itself has been found. Archaeological investigations in the years 1983-1989 uncovered unusually rich finds, including remains of a house as long as 83 metres - the largest known from the Viking world. The chieftain's seat was established app. 500 A.D. and abandoned around 950.
One of the chieftains at Borg was probably Olaf Tvennumbruni, who reestablished himself in Iceland, perhaps because of conflict with other chiefs.

The chieftain's house has now been reconstructed as part of «Lofotr - The Viking Museum at Borg» - a large complex that offers an exciting encounter with the Viking world.

This is the forth pix in my little series of the Vikings.  Tomorrow: The Chieftain himself..

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