Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Medieval Cathedral Reconstructed in Iceland?

Guðjón Arngrímsson, information officer at Icelandair, presented ideas at the Church Convention yesterday on reconstructing the large wooden cathedral which was built at the ancient bishopric Skálholt, south Iceland, in the Middle Ages.

The idea is that tourism operators and the National Church of Iceland collaborate on the project, jointly develop cultural tourism at Skálholt and run the cathedral as an independent culture and exhibition center, Fréttablaðið reports.

Current Church at Skalholt - photo by Christian Bickel

Kristján Valur Ingólfsson, ordination bishop at Skálholt, told Morgunblaðið that he favors the idea. He added that he is not concerned about the project causing similar controversy as the current reconstruction of Þorláksbúð, an ancient turf house.

Click here to read this article from Iceland Review