Gala dress, Morin-Blossier, Paris, 1906 or 1907. Machine- and hand-sewn gullaméstoff (I couldn’t find a translation of this word), covered with silk tulle embroidered with metallic thread. Artificial diamonds and pearls, metal sequins, and gold fabric. Made for Queen Maud of Norway. National Museum for Art, Architecture, and Design, Norway

Gala dress, Morin-Blossier, Paris, 1906 or 1907. Machine- and hand-sewn gullaméstoff (I couldn’t find a translation of this word), covered with silk tulle embroidered with metallic thread. Artificial diamonds and pearls, metal sequins, and gold fabric. Made for Queen Maud of Norway. National Museum for Art, Architecture, and Design, Norway

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Historical Map of Europe, 1000 AD   >>   When I do some family history I read these names for country of birth...helps to visualize where the ancestors come from...

Historical Map of Europe, 1000 AD >> When I do some family history I read these names for country of birth...helps to visualize where the ancestors come from...

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Viking Swords at Stavanger Swords Monument-representing peace and unity-in memory of Harald the "Fairheaded" and the great battle of Hafrsfjord year 872 which united the kingdom of Norway.  Sven's dad grew up here.  Love it!

Viking Swords at Stavanger Swords Monument-representing peace and unity-in memory of Harald the "Fairheaded" and the great battle of Hafrsfjord year 872 which united the kingdom of Norway. Sven's dad grew up here. Love it!

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Nordic Flags: interesting to see Orkney and Shetland Islands in there, reflective of their viking history

Nordic Flags: interesting to see Orkney and Shetland Islands in there, reflective of their viking history

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L'Anse aux Meadows is an archaeological site on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland. Discovered in 1960, it is the only known site of a Norse or Viking village in Canada, and in North America outside of Greenland. The UNESCO World Heritage Site highlights Viking life in North America.

L'Anse aux Meadows is an archaeological site on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland. Discovered in 1960, it is the only known site of a Norse or Viking village in Canada, and in North America outside of Greenland. The UNESCO World Heritage Site highlights Viking life in North America.

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10 Amazing Viking Sites in Norway for Fans of Vikings - These incredible sites are in one the world's most beautiful places. Rich with history and legends.

10 Amazing Viking Sites in Norway for Fans of Vikings - These incredible sites are in one the world's most beautiful places. Rich with history and legends.

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A unique sword fom the late Viking age, which was found back in 2011, is now on display at the historical museum in Oslo.

A unique sword fom the late Viking age, which was found back in 2011, is now on display at the historical museum in Oslo.

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map of Norway there is a small town that  is my last name.  Battle between the Norwegian and the Scottish  many years ago

map of Norway there is a small town that is my last name. Battle between the Norwegian and the Scottish many years ago

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