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In what part of the world can you find these structures? And what are they called?

The structure pictured above, called Heddal Stave Church, or Heddal Stavkirkje in Norwegian, is a Stave church that dates back to the 13th century. These medieval Christians structures are named for their method of construction -- the name derives from an Old Norse term that described the load-bearing posts that make up the church's frame. Once found all over Europe, most of the remaining Stave Churches are located in Norway. The oldest of these dates to 1150 and is located in Luster, Norway. As with most Scandinavian stave churches, the wooden structure is richly decorated with carvings of real as well as mythical creatures throughout. 

 
 
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Who wore these?  And when and where were they worn?

 
 
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What thrill of childhood does this object unlock?

Skate keys were once used to tighten and adjust old fashion metal roller skates that strapped to your shoes.  Without the key the skates would be useless.  The hexagonal loop turned the bolt that adjusted the length of the skate and the tubular end slid onto a pin that tighten the toe grips.  Skaters wore the key on a string that they slipped through the long narrow hole in the middle which was typically worn around their necks.