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22nd July 2012

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The Borgund stave church is perhaps the most famous of the surviving stave churches due to the dramatic dragon’s head decorations and the obvious pagan-Christian syncretism that they embody. No example of pagan Norse temples remain, but you can probably get a rough idea of what they looked like from Borgund. It is an image that one does not soon forget. 

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    It is a stunning, stunning place.
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