Today we went down to the Historical Museum. We went to one in Sweden and now in Norway too.
In a gorgeous old building with marble stairs (a lot of them) we saw exhibits on the Samuari, which had just opened this week.
They also had an exhibition showing how nature intrudes on culture and how humans and animals cooperate for domestication. There was an exhibit on Gold coins with Norway’s largest coin collection, including a closer look at the Golden Treasure evacuated to places including Canada during WWII. The collection of gay coins was closed (even though it was supposed to be open until the end of the month). There was a display on Egypt in Europe.
The ceiling from Ål Stave church, the largest room decoration preserved from the Norwegian Middle Ages was beautiful to look at.
And, of course, there were displays on the Viking Era.
After the museum we wandered the huge Saturday flea market that starts right outside the Nationaltheatret.
We saw a lot of kilts today. And when we went into the T-bane station we heard the unmistakable sounds of the bagpipes being played. It seems that tonight Norway and Scotland have a football (soccer) match.