Sunday, 4 June 2017

Sunday, 4 June - Stőng

In 1104, an eruption of Mount Hekla destroyed some 20 farmsteads.  One of these, at Stőng was excavated and later a reconstruction of the farmstead was built at Þjóðveldisbærinn, close to the original location at Stőng.

The surrounding area still bears the debris from the eruption, turning what as once good quality farmland into a wilderness.

The excavated original site at Stőng has been consolidated and is on display, showing superb details of the building, as seen above.

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