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Røldal stave church
Røldal - Norway

Røldal stave church was built in the 12th-13th century. It is best known for its miraculous crucifix, from which, legend has it, drops of water emerged every Midsummer Night. This fluid was supposed to have a curative effect. Røldal stave church received generous gifts from many of the pilgrims who visited it, and as a result the little village was quite wealthy during the Middle Ages. In the 1600s the interior was richly decorated with wall paintings. In the late 19th century the church was reconstructed, and some of the history of how the church was recovered. This led to a large investigation of how the church was built. The results was that Røldal stave church was quite different from other stave churches.







 
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