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National poet’s stones on display [Iceland]:
Four samples from a stone collection that belonged to one of Iceland’s most treasured poets, Jónas Hallgrímsson, are on display in an exhibition in the Municipal Library of Akureyri that opened yesterday.

Hallgrímsson collected the stones in the summer of 1839 in the valley Öxnadalur, northeast Iceland, where he was born in 1807 on the farm Hraun. Morgunbladid reports.

The exhibition also includes Hallgrímsson’s scripts on poetry and natural science. The poet was also a natural scientist and he collected about 1,200 stones and fossils in his lifetime. [...]

The exhibition is part of Hallgrímsson’s birthday celebration; on November 16 this year, 200 years will have passed since his birth.

His life as a poet and natural scientist will be celebrated both in Iceland and Denmark, where Hallgrímsson lived as an adult.
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