Pictures from Vagar
A village caught in time
June 12, 2016
Military base in the war
The settlement of Giljanes
Troll-woman's finger and the Plague of pirates
Jens Pauli Heinesen
The church in Sandavág
The shepherd from Sondum
The Pirate cave
June 11, 2016
Heini F Petersen
In the past the churches used to be in the old cemetery.
In 1741 a new church was built on the moor and a new cemetery was built around the church. It was made out of wood.
The church that now stands is the fourth church on that location however it is longer and wider than the older churches.
Magnus á Kamarinum designed the church. He oversaw the construction as well. A.C. Evensen anointed the church on April 19’th 1917.
Inside the church
Lucie Ingemann ( 1792-1868 ) who was the wife of B.S. Ingemann the novelist and poet has painted the altarpiece.
On the vessel wall above the alter are seven paintings that depict the torment of Jesus. Kristin í Geil has painted after old church paintings.
Mikkjal á Ryggi has painted the flowers between the paintings and the flowers on the pulpit and the baptistery.
Above the paintings are two lilies carved out of wood.
The model ship hanging in the church was made by Ferdinand Heinesen from Sandavág and donated to the church in 1952. The church organ was made by Frobenius and sons in 1991.
The runic stone
In Eingjartoftum was found a stone sticking up out of the soil. Dánjal í Bartalsstovu and his son Albert digged up the stone and tumbled it in to a ditch.
In the spring of 1917 Martin á Mýruni noticed carving on the stone. The word travelled fast through the village that a runic stone had been found.
Mikkjal á Ryggi deciphered the runes. Pictures, drawings and a rapport done later by Mikkjal were sent to prof. Johs.
Brøndum Nielsen in Copenhagen.
The writing says:
þorkæl onundarsun austmapr af ruhalande bygpe pena s(t)ap fyst.
Translation: Torkil Onundarson a eastern man of Rogaland built on this place first.
The writing dates back to around 1200 AD. Most likely some of Torkils descendants erected the stone in memory. For it is improbable that settlers came from Norway at such a late date.
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