Bergþórshvoll

Bergþórshvoll (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈpɛrkˌθour̥sˌkʰvɔtl̥]; usually anglicized as Bergthorsknoll) is an area at Vestur-Landeyjum in Rangárvallasýsla, Iceland. Bergþórshvoll is an important setting in the Icelandic saga Njál's saga, the home and scene of the final burning of Njáll Þorgeirsson and his entire family.[1]

Antiquarian Sigurður Vigfússon (1828–1892) conducted an archaeological dig on the site at the end of the 19th century. Matthías Þórðarson (1877-1961) made an extensive excavation at Bergþórshvoll during 1927, 1928 and 1931.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Børge Nordbø. "Njåls saga". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Sigurður Vigfússon". handrit.is. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "Matthías Þórðarson". handrit.is. Retrieved November 1, 2019.

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Coordinates: 63°38′10″N 20°19′48″W / 63.636°N 20.330°W / 63.636; -20.330