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Stave church, Lom, Oppland, East Norway photo
Stave church, Lom, Oppland, East Norway

A stave church is a medieval wooden church with a post and beam construction, related to timber framing.

The load-bearing posts ("stafr" in Old Norse) have lent their name to the building technique.

All of the surviving stave churches except one are found in Norway.

PHOTO SOURCE: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life, Innovation Norway, courtesy of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry.



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