SAINT OLAF - NORWAY - Shrine of Lost Viking King Discovered

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  1. Susan Lynne Schwenger

    Susan Lynne Schwenger The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

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    Norway’s Saint Olaf Uncovered:

    Archaeologists Believe They have Discovered

    the Shrine of the Lost Viking King


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    A team of Norwegian archaeologists believes they have discovered the remains of a 1,000-year-old church that once served as the final resting place for one of Norway’s great Viking kings, and it’s patron saint.

    Olaf II Haraldson reigned in the eleventh century, from 1015 until 1028 AD, and today is largely credited for spreading the Christian religion throughout Norway. Olaf was driven into exile by the Danish King Canute and was slain in battle upon his return to Norway, just north of the city of Trondheim, where his forces fell to the enemy Danes and a rebellious group of Norwegian nobles.
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    Olaf was proclaimed a saint and was buried in St. Clement’s Church in Trondheim, but as his cult grew larger and larger, his body was eventually moved to the Trondheim cathedral. Some time after, historians believe that St. Clement’s church was destroyed, its location lost –until now.

    Researchers at the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) may have discovered the original foundations of St. Clement’s Church, and even believe that they have identified the lost shrine of the martyred King. They uncovered a stone slab which they claim had been the foundation of the altar where the King’s coffin once rested. Researchers have also found skeletons at the site, believed to be the remains of the church graveyard, but they were likely buried many years after Saint Olaf.
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    The remains of a 1,000-year-old church Photo Credit
    Medieval historical accounts attribute a number of miracles to the dead king, such as his coffin being dug up to reveal not only his well-preserved appearance but even the continuous growth of both his hair and fingernails after his death.
    These marvels and the historical significance of Olaf’s reign, during which he united a fractured kingdom under Christianity, all led to his canonization in 1164, and he was eventually proclaimed the patron saint of Norway.
    Today, he is immortalized on the country’s coat of arms, represented by the ax held in the lion’s arms.
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    The remains of a 1,000-year-old church. Photo Credit
    Anna Petersén, the excavation’s director, said ‘This is a unique site in Norwegian history in terms of religion, culture, and politics,” Mail Online reported.
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    ‘Much of the Norwegian national identity has been established on the cult of sainthood surrounding St Olaf, and it was here it all began.’


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    Susan Lynne Schwenger The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

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    Harald Gudrødsson Grenske is your 30th great grandfather.
    You
    Susan Lynne Schwenger, are a 30th great grand daughter

    Lynda Mae Handy - Schwenger
    your mother

    James aka Jim Edward (Morton-Russell) Handy Jr.
    her father

    James aka Jim (Ruthven) Handy SR.
    his father

    Marion aka Marrian Ruthven - Handy - Satchell
    his mother

    Alexander (Thompson) Ruthven
    her father

    Robert (Witherspoon) Ruthven, Sr.
    his father

    John (Henderson) Ruthven
    his father

    John (Peadie) Ruthven
    his father

    John (Hutcheson) Ruthven
    his father

    John (Reid) Ruthven
    his father

    William Alexander (Clerk) Ruthven
    his father

    William (Gray) Ruthven
    his father

    Sir William Ruthven, Knight
    his father
    Mary Gray Seton
    his mother

    Janet Halyburton, Lady Dirletoun
    his mother
    William Ruthven, 2nd Lord Ruthven Castle
    his father

    Sir Patrick Halyburton, 5th/6th Lord Dirletoun
    her father
    Margaret Halyburton
    her mother

    George Halyburton, 3rd/4th Lord Dirletoun
    his father
    Mariota Halyburton
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    Sir John Halyburton, 1st/2nd Lord of Dirletoun Castle
    his father

    Marjorie Douglas, Countess of Atholl
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    Sir Walter Halyburton, Lord Halyburton of Dirleton Castle
    his father

    Archibald Douglas "The Grim", 3rd Earl of Douglas
    her father
    Joanna Moray, Lady of Drumersgard
    her mother

    Sir James Douglas of Lothian, Lord Douglas
    his father
    Joan Douglas of Scotland
    his mother

    Elisabeth Stewart of Crawford
    his mother
    Sir William "le Hardi" Douglas, 5th Lord of Douglas
    his father

    "Jean MacRory of Butte & Arran"
    her mother
    Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland
    her father

    James Macrory, Lord of Bute
    her father
    Ragnhild MacRory
    her mother

    Angus of Bute & Arran
    his father

    Ragnhildis Olavesdottir
    his mother (Daughter of Olaf I "Morsel", King of Man & the Isles and Ingebjörg Hákonardóttir)
    Somerled, King of the Hebrides
    his father

    Ingebjörg Hákonardóttir
    her mother

    Hakon "The Imperious" Palson, Jarl of Orkney
    her father
    Helga Moddansdóttir
    her mother

    Ragnhildr Hákonardóttir
    his mother
    Pål Thorfinnsson, jarl of Orkney
    his father

    Ragnhild Magnusdatter, Princess of Norway
    her mother
    Håkon Ivarsson, King of Sweden
    her father

    Magnus I Olavsson «the Good» den Gode
    her father
    Frille
    her mother

    Saint Olaf II, king of Norway
    his father
    Alvhild kongemor
    her mother

    Harald Gudrødsson Grenske
    his father
    Åsta "Astrid" Gudbrandsdottir, Queen of Norway
    his mother
    https://www.geni.com/people/Harald-...00000001200014120?through=6000000001200091331


    Harald Gudrødsson Grenske, underkonge i Viken MP


    Gender:Male
    Birth:before circa 950
    Grenland, Vestfold fylke, Norge
    Death:995
    Sweden (Murdered by his foster sister Sigrid "The Haughty")
    Immediate Family:Biological son of Kong Gudrød Bjørnsson and Cecilie
    Foster son of Hroi the White, of Grenland and NN
    Husband of Åsta "Astrid" Gudbrandsdottir, Queen of Norway
    Father of Saint Olaf II, king of Norway
    Brother of Rane "Smalnese" "Slim-nose" Hroison, Mjonev
    Half brother of Harald Grenske Hårfagre
    Added by:Eileen Hauge Kjellsen on April 11, 2007
    Managed by:Torsten Cargnelli and 115 others
    Curated by:Bjørn P. Brox
    https://www.geni.com/people/Harald-...00000001200014120?through=6000000001200091331
     

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