Evidence of Viking Outpost Found in Canada (+) First Viking Site (w/videos)

By Heather Pringle

for National Geographic News

Published October 19, 2012

Sharpeners may be smoking guns in quest for New World’s second Viking site.

For the past 50 years—since the discovery of a thousand-year-old Viking way station in Newfoundland—archaeologists and amateur historians have combed North America’s east coast searching for traces of Viking visitors.

It has been a long, fruitless quest, littered with bizarre claims and embarrassing failures. But at a conference in Canada earlier this month, archaeologist Patricia Sutherland announced new evidence that points strongly to the discovery of the second Viking outpost ever discovered in the Americas. . . . Read Complete Report

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Retro: The First Viking Site

from Canada.com

Newfoundland Viking site remarkable

BY THE VANCOUVER SUN MARCH 17, 2008

EXCERPT

“The most famous Viking ruins can be seen at the former “Eastern Settlement” on the southwest tip of Greenland, near the present-day towns of Narsaq and Qassiarsuk. Here is found Brattahlid, the farm Eric the Red established in 986, as well as reconstructions of the bishop’s residence at Gardar and Hvalsey Church.” . . . Read Complete Report

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from youtube

uploaded by treiberg17

L’Anse aux Meadows – The Vikings

Uploaded on Jul 2, 2011

Movie from the Viking village on the island of Newfoundland. Canadian
National Historic Site and UNESCO Site.

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from youtube

THE VINLAND MYSTERY

from nfb

Uploaded on Jan 29, 2010

 

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