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The People’s History

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Jelena Ćirić

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Archaeologist Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir is uncovering the history of Iceland’s executions – and the social injustice they have concealed for centuries. January 12, 1830. A crowd of 150 is gathered at Þrístapar, three modest hillocks in a barren field in North Iceland. The group, mostly local farmers and labourers, have been summoned to witness the execution […]
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This article is an excerpt from Iceland Review Magazine

Iceland Review is the longest-running English-language magazine, presenting Iceland’s community, culture, and nature since 1963.