Reykholt


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Reykholt

(rāk`hôlt'), farm, SW Iceland, famous since the Middle Ages as the home of the historian Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson or Sturleson
, 1178–1241, Icelandic chieftain, historian, critic, and saga teller, the leading figure in medieval Norse literature.
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, author of the Prose Edda (see EddaEdda
, title applied to two distinct works in Old Icelandic. The Poetic Edda, or Elder Edda, is a collection (late 13th cent.) of 34 mythological and heroic lays, most of which were composed c.800–c.1200, probably in Iceland or W Norway.
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We had already visited other historical places that day: Egill Skallagrimsson's farm at Borg, Snorri Sturlusson's home at Reykholt.
Palaeoecological investigations at Reykholt, Western Iceland, in Morris & Rackham (ed.
The oldest of these is Reykjaholtsmaldagi, an inventory of the property of the church at Reykholt.