OLDEST -- Ski Museum in the World, Oslo, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 59° 57.870 E 010° 39.989
32V E 593045 N 6648628
Quick Description: Holmenkollen Ski Museum (Skimuseet) is the oldest ski museum in the world
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date Posted: 7/9/2012 2:37:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMEVDQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Ski Museum - Skimuseet

Founded in 1923, this is the oldest ski museum in the world -- as such, even the royal family of Norway has added their skis to the collection. At Holmenkollen, an elevator takes visitors up the jump tower for a panoramic view of Oslo and the fjord, one of the greatest vistas you are likely to experience in Norway. At the base of the ski jump, the Skimuseet displays a wide range of exhibits, including a 4,000-year-old pictograph from Rødøy in Nordland that documents skiing's thousand-year history. The museum also has skis and historical items from various parts of Norway -- from the first "modern" skis, dating from about 1870, to a ski dating from around A.D. 600. Artifacts from the Antarctic expeditions of Amundsen are on display, as well as the Scott expeditions into the snowy wastelands. You can even see relics of Fridtjof Nansen's slog across the Greenland icecap.
Type of documentation of superlative status: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holmenkollen_Ski_Museum

Location of coordinates: structure

Web Site: [Web Link]

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