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Urnes-3342 | by Jacobo Zanella
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Urnes Stave Church, Norway, 1150. It's the oldest of all stave churches in Norway. Its carvings on one of its sides and its outstanding conservation led Unesco to declare the site a World Heritage. Similar churches existed elsewhere in Europe, but only the Norwegian ones have survived. Of the original approximately 1,000 churches, 28 remain. Urnes stave church is the oldest and most highly decorated of them. The stave churches are Norway's unique contribution to the world's cultural heritage. Most were built between approximately 1130 and 1350, when the Black Death brought all new building to an end. View On Black


La iglesia medieval de madera de Urnes, construida en 1150. Es la más antigua de todas las iglesias de madera de Noruega. Su impresionante estado de conservación y el tallado de la madera en uno de los costados llevó a la Unesco a declarar este sitio como Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad en 1979.

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Taken on September 22, 2008