Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Tuesday, 7 June - Skálholt

Skálholt plays an important role in the Conversion of Iceland.  The first bishopric was founded here in 1056, with the first bishop, Ísleifur, taking seat. From then on it became the center of learning, culture and worldly power in Iceland. 

The modern cathedral was consecrated in 1963.  A reconstruction of the first cathedral stands alongside.

Between 2002 and 2007, excavations took place on the Bishop's residence at Skálholt.  The remains are now partially uncovered alongside the Cathedral.

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