Pieces of door jamb, 1st quarter of the 12th century, pine, Ulvik Church Hardanger, Norway. 700-1200 AD. Public file
The Stave churches in Norway was part of the ancient culture in the Nordic before colonization in the Nordic. The Nordic areas were colonized by the Lutheran protestants that were supported by Germany in the early 1500's, this was a religious shift that included bloodshed and that marked the end of the pagan religious practices and the Catholic period. Within the Catholic era the ancient pagan practices had been allowed, likely because the ancient Romans already had settled the areas before Christianization.