Digging Up Vikings

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A black-and-white reproduction of a painting showing Norsemen in a ship by Oscar Wergeland (1844-1910).
A black-and-white reproduction of a painting showing Norsemen in a ship by Oscar Wergeland (1844-1910).

A thousand years ago, the Vikings visited North America. Before Columbus. Before John Cabot. Before Jacques Cartier.

How do we know? Old Norse poems and space-age satellites told us so.

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The people we know as the Norse or Vikings came from Scandinavia. They were the world’s best...

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