• Short Summary

    The whole town of Trondheim is turning out to help to clean the city and the streets in honour of their new King, Olav the Fifth, to be crowned in their cathedral on the 25th of June.

  • Description

    The whole town of Trondheim is turning out to help to clean the city and the streets in honour of their new King, Olav the Fifth, to be crowned in their cathedral on the 25th of June.

    As soon the the coronation ceremony is over, the cathedral will be the scene of tremendous building activity to rival the activity of preparation now going on. For 16 million Kroner are to spent on a most ambitious rebuilding programme expected to last at least twenty years. 39 men are already working, and have been working there for some time on the early stages of this rebuilding programme.

    Nidaros Cathedral was built over two hundred years, starting in the late eleventh century, in the Romanesque (Norman) style. It became an episcopal See in 1153. The cathedral is called 'Nidaros' after the river Nid, the last resting place of Olav Baraldson, who died in a fight for Christianity at the Battle of Stikleatad in 1030.

    Among the distinguished Norwegian architects who have worked on the cathedral is Gustav Wigeland (known best perhaps for the Wigeland Park in Oslo) and Wilhelm Rasussen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1N924KRY8JE9SP8SIJRK3Q0AH
    Media URN:
    VLVA1N924KRY8JE9SP8SIJRK3Q0AH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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