Visiting the Leprosy Museum in Bergen Norway

Visit the Leprosy Museum in Bergen Norway

In the late 19th century, Bergen in Norway had the highest concentration of lepers in all of Europe. To deal with the problem, the city constructed three separate houses for the diseased, where they could be cared for by doctors and researchers studying the epidemic in an effort to discover its cause. Now known as Hansen’s Disease, today leprosy is …

Fantoft Stave Church and Black Metal in Norway

Fantoft Stave Church and Black Metal in Norway

Fantoft Stave Church suffered a terrible fate in 1992 when it was burned down by Varg Vikernes, member of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem and one-man music project Burzum. The war between Norwegian churches vs black metal in Norway began. Fantoft was built in 1150 in the village of Fortun in western Norway. It was celebrating its 842nd year …