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Viking Log Homes in Novgrad, Russia

Architecture in Russia: Viking Log Homes in Novgrad

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First Century AD: In Novgrad, Russia, the Vikings built rustic log homes.
Viking Log Homes in Novgrad, Russia

Viking Log Homes in Novgrad, Russia

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Russia's early architecture was primarily wood. Because there were no saws and drills in ancient times, trees were cut with axes and buildings were constructed with roughhewn logs. Homes built by the Vikings were rectangular with steep, chalet-style roofs.

During the first century AD, churches were also constructed of logs. Using chisels and knives, craftsmen created detailed carvings.

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