Good morning. I thought I would do something a little different to wrap up the year–a series of photos on a particular theme or from a particular place. First up, we have Norway’s stave churches. Most of these churches were built between 1150 and 1350. Not a single nail was used. There used to be over 1,000 stave churches in Norway alone. Now there are only 28. Watch a short video about the construction of these churches here, and read more about them here. Enjoy! All images via Wikimedia Commons.
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Micah Mattix is the literary editor of The American Conservative and an associate professor of English at Regent University. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Weekly Standard, Pleiades, The Washington Times, and many other publications. His latest book is The Soul Is a Stranger in this World: Essays on Poets and Poetry (Cascade). Follow him on Twitter.