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Akershus Fortress


Akershus Fortress or Akershus Castle is a medieval castle that was built to protect Oslo, the capital of Norway. It has also been used as a prison.

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Haakon V built the Akershus fortress c. 1300. After it was destroyed by fire in 1624, King CHRISTIAN II of DenmarkNorway built a new town farther west and called it Christiania. It grew in the 19th century, partly by absorbing neighbouring ...

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