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Arctic hunting folk on their way across the ice

The forgotten saga

22.11.2018

The saga regarding the settlement of Hordaland started off about 10,000 years ago. Most of this saga has been recorded in writing, not on paper, but on stone and on the earth in the forest and the marshes.

The newly mown hay on the farms at Vangdalsberget tell of the landscape of the scythe

Farmers and Settlements

22.11.2018

From 4,500 to 5,000 years ago most of Hordaland was a landscape of forest, right out to the coast and the islands. With our inner eye we can see old oak trees putting their stamp on the heat-loving deciduous forest.

“The triangle” at the Fish Market in Bergen about 1865

The City and the Stril country

22.11.2017

The relationship between Bergen and its neighbouring districts, normally known as “Strilelandet”, has, over the centuries, given rise to greater conflicts than the contacts between any other Norwegian city and its nearest hinterland.

The well constructed two-storeyed house at Skjørsand in Fusa around the end of the 19th century

Vernacular Architecture and the Landscape

19.05.2018

Glesvær

Trading Posts And Guest Houses

24.08.2018

Hieronimus Scholaeus’ prospect of Bergen

Bergen – The Urban Community

19.05.2018

Bergen - our first royal residence city – has for centuries been Norway’s, and for long periods, Scandinavia’s biggest city. The historical monuments round the Vågen bay tell us that the city has been of national, historical significance.

«Hesthammer»

Civil Servants in Small Societies 1650 – 1850

19.05.2018

Høyonn med høyvogn i 1927

Demographic Growth – A Drive to Development

25.04.2018

The cultural landscape or that part of it which is still green and inviting to the eye has been shaped by the farmers’ toil down through the generations. At one time almost all of us were farmers. We see that the crofting system faded away as emigration to the towns and to America relieved the pressure.

From Øygarden towards Hjeltefjorden

Hordaland – a historic region

19.05.2018

Farm woman

The Women in Farmhouse Life

18.11.2017

Kvinnene hadde ein sentral plass i det gamle bondesamfunnet. Fiskarbonden på kysten og langs fjordane var ofte ei kvinne, og i mangesysleriet på gardane var det full likestilling.

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