From excavation to the interdisciplinary perspective - The Reykholt Project

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Dokumentart: ConferenceObject
Date: 2002
Language: English
Faculty: 5 Philosophische Fakultät
Department: Sonstige - Neuphilologie
DDC Classifikation: 839 - Other Germanic literatures
Keywords: Saga , Island
Other Keywords:
Reykholt , excavation , archeological research
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A international research project has been developed in connection with the famous historical site, Reykholt, in Western Iceland.1 The project, called The Reykholt Project, is centred on the most well-known and powerful medieval Icelander, the historian, poet and politician, Snorri Sturluson, born 1178 or 1179, died 1241. There are many reliable written sources on Snorri, and now, in recent years, the medieval ruins that possibly represent Snorri s own housing and surroundings in Reykholt have been unearthed. The project, progressive in its methods and scientific aproach, has therefore great potential.

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