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Archaeological surveys at Bjørkum in Lærdal have unearthed more than 20 buildings, sheds, and tofts. This is probably also the largest find of bone material in one single locality from the Viking Age in Norway.
A Japanese toothpaste tube, a beer can, and clinker from the first Atlantic steamers. At present, researchers find objects like these on the greatest ocean depths. They are now on display in a new section of the exhibition - in time capsules.
“Den teatrale illusjon”, a new, topical book on scenography in a historical and current perspective, is now available. The book will be launched on Wednesday 9 September at the Cultural History Collections.
What do we find of old garden roses along the Norwegian coast? At an international convention in Vancouver this summer, Per Harald Salvesen from Bergen Museum gave a lecture of an exciting project about heritage roses.