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Fire in Old Church Unveils Archaeological Remains

The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland has provided the Hafnarfjörður Heritage Museum with a grant worth ISK 400,000 (USD 3,370, EUR 2,530) to continue with the excavation of the floor of Krýsuvíkurkirkja, a church from 1857 destroyed by arson in 2010.

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The archaeological project, which began last autumn as cleaning work following the fire, unveiled an area with flagstones believed to be the floor of an older church, Fréttablaðið reports.

“Now we’re planning to continue with the cleaning to uncover the flagstones completely as well as stacked walls around it. Afterwards the foundation for the church that will be built on top will probably be made,” said Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, an archaeologist at the Hafnarfjörður Heritage Museum.

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