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Husebyhaugene and St Hallvard's fountain


Already before The Viking Age a farm was established at Huseby. It became the residence of great people and local leaders. The two big grave-mounds from early Viking Age are witnesses of this. Huseby was the home of Hallvard Vebjørnson (1020-1043), who - due to his ethic standars - tried to protect a poor girl from persecution and execution. He was made a saint after his death. Later he has been chosen as Oslo's patron saint. Hallvard was buried at Huseby, and St. Hallvard's fountain has been a popular pilgrim's destination for centuries.