The plaque's positioning in the crypt is carefully planned, says p.Egil Mogstad from St. Olav parish in Trondheim. The crypt in the present cathedral is the closest we can get to St. Olav's baptism physically. This crypt was part of the earlier cathedral which was built by Archbishop Robert a few years after Olav's baptism. Olav himself has thus never stood in this crypt, but all those who knew him and who were present at his baptism have certainly done so.
There are remains of the original pre-Romanesque structure in the base of Robert's Romanesque cathedral and there are good reasons to believe that these structures were part of the baptistery where Olav was baptised, says p.Egil. These structural remains have at present been covered by a garden while one awaits financial support to undertake a complete archeological dig on the site. These remains are located towards the north-west, in the corner between the nave and the transept.
The text on the plaque reads:
ROI DE NORVÈGE DE 1015 À 1030
BAPTISÉ PAR L'ARCHEVEQUE ROBERT
EN OCTOBRE 1014 À ROUEN
JUBILÉ DU MILLÉNAIRE - 17 OCTOBRE 2014
NORGES KONGE FRA 1015 TIL 1030
DØPT AV ERKEBISKOP ROBERT I ROUEN, OKTOBER 1014
1000-ÅRSJUBILEET - 17. OKTOBER 2014