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A powerful statement from the Middle Ages
750 years ago King Haakon IV wanted to make a statement about the power of Norway. So he built Haakon's Hall.
University of Bergen
The University of Bergen is located in Bergen, Norway. Six faculties cover most of the traditional university disciplines. Within the faculties are included 60 different specialised departments, centres and institutes.
In this video doctor Zoë Opačić of Birkbeck University of London and former director of the British Museum, Sir David Wilson, give their view on the royal hall and what it meant for the construction of a Norwegian national identity.