Partner in the Borgund Kaupang Project – on the rise and fall of a medieval town

Katavågen in Borgund, the place of a once fine medieval town. Photo by Per Storemyr

Katavågen in Borgund, the place of a once fine medieval town. Photo by Per Storemyr

My company is proud partner in the Borgund Kaupang Project (2019-2023), on the rise and fall of a “lost” medieval town. The project is coordinated by the University of Bergen and financed by the Norwegian Research Council. Together with Alf Tore Hommedal, my task is to source building materials such as marble, soapstone and lime for mortar and to interpret the whole building process, from quarries to churches. Thanks a lot to project manager Gitte Hansen, Therese Nesset and a great international team for a fine kick-off meeting in Ålesund last week! See gallery of images from Borgund and Norwegian text below.

Visit the Borgund Kaupan Project's website

Visit the Borgund Kaupang Project’s website (screenshot, University of Bergen’s website)

NO: Firmaet mitt, Per Storemyr Archaeology & Conservation, er stolt partner i «Borgund Kaupang Project» (2019-2023), om oppkomsten og nedgangen til denne spesielle, nå forsvunne, middelalderbyen ved Ålesund. Prosjektet er koordinert av Universitetet I Bergen og finansiert av Norges Forskningsråd. Sammen med Alf Tore Hommedal er det min oppgave å spore bygningsmaterialer som marmor, kleberstein og kalk til mørtel og tolke hele byggeprosessen, fra steinbrudd til kirker. Tusen takk til prosjektleder Gitte Hansen, Therese Nesset og et flott internasjonalt team for et storveis oppstartmøte siste uka!

 

About Per Storemyr

I work with the archaeology of old stone quarries, monuments and rock art. And try to figure out how they can be preserved. For us - and those after us. For the joy of old stone!
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