This portion of the Norway Pavilion is a replica of the wooden architecture once common among Christian churches in Scandinavia. During the style’s peak, Norway had about 2,000 stave churches. 28 of them, dating from the 12th through 14th centuries, have been lovingly maintained in Norway. Standing guard is a Viking warrior. These Norsemen were legendary seafarers during the late 8th through the 11th centuries.