And… history goes on
The new exhibition Reykjavík …history goes on opened this spring in Aðalstræti 10, one of Reykjavík’s oldest buildings. The exhibition extends underground to the Settlement Exhibition at Aðalstræti 16. The exhibition tells the history of the settlement in Reykjavík from the settlement in 872 to the present day. Both exhibitions are part of the Reykjavík City Museum and show once again that Aðalstræti, Reykjavík’s oldest street, is, of course, the centre of the capital’s history.
On the other hand, the centrepiece of the Settlement Exhibition is the remains of a longhouse from the 10th century. It was found there on the corner of Aðalstrætis and Túngata. A piece of wall was found near the house, which is even older, or from around 871. It is the oldest remains of human habitation that have been found in Iceland.
Reykjavík 07/08/2022 : A7C: FE 1.4/24mm GM, FE 1.8/14mm GM
Photographs and text : Páll Stefánsson