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Welcome back, today I have two UNESCO cards to share, from sites in Denmark and Iceland. Both sent by Svea via private swap, from Denmark and Iceland, in June 2014.

UNESCO-thingvellir

Þingvellir, or Thingvellir, is the site of Iceland’s original parliament, or thing, which met here from 930 BCE to 1798. The site has been on the UNESCO list since 2004. The name literally means “assembly fields,” as in, the fields where people would assemble and make decisions. Christianity was adopted by the parliament here in the year 1000.

ICELAND-kviarjokull

The stamp shows the Kviarjokull glacier.

UNESCO-roskilde

Second is the Roskilde Cathedral in Denmark. This cathedral is the royal burial place for the Danish monarchs since the 15th century. It was built in the 12th and 13th centuries and is notable for being built of bricks. This is one of the earliest examples of Scandinavian Gothic architecture built in brick, and encouraged the spread of the brick Gothic style.

DENMARK-queen

This card was sent from Denmark with some neat Danish stamps.