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An archaeological excavation site by Hólakirkja church in Hólar, North Iceland.

Archaeologists Believe Monks Did Not Share Churches

Ongoing archaeological research into old monastic cloisters in Iceland is indicating that parish churches were not also used as churches for the cloisters, as had usually been assumed. It appears the monks preferred to build their own churches or chapels.