Historic climate data stored on the ocean floor in microscopic fossils
The climate is always changing. Mohamed Ezat has investigated climate changes in the Norwegian and North Atlantic seas that have occurred over the past 135 000 years.
Punished without trial for sleeping with the Germans
While Norway officially flaunted itself by bringing war criminals before court in the trials succeeding World War II, the so-called German whores were punished without trial although no crime had been committed.
Recreating clothes from the Iron Age
A few years ago, the oldest known piece of clothing ever discovered in Norway, a tunic dating from the Iron Age, was found on a glacier in Breheimen. Now about to be reconstructed using Iron Age textile techniques, it is hoped the tunic will inspire Norwegian fashion designers.
Conception of landscape shaped today’s transport routes
In the 1800s the natural landscape began to be seen as beautiful as opposed to primitive, wild and inaccessible. This changing public perception played a major role in the development of new travel routes in Norway.
1814 shaped Norwegian and Danish identity
The year 1814 has played a decisive role in shaping both Norwegian and Danish identity. This was the year Norway broke free from its 400-year union with Denmark and became an autonomous nation.
Norse gods in a crusade for Europe
This week the trial has started against the man behind the terrorist attacks on Norway last summer. "Right-wing extremists draw on pre-Christian religion to build alternative power," says theology professor.