The Discovery of America ca. 1000

Dennis Melling

Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania

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My vector drawing of a viking longship in a sea created in Gimp and a background digital painting

Vinland (Old Norse Vínland) is the name given to the area of coastal North America and Newfoundland explored by Norse Vikings, where Leif Erikson first landed in ca. 1000, approximately five centuries prior to the voyages of Christopher Columbus.

In 1960, archaeological evidence of the only known Norse settlement in North America (outside Greenland) was found at L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of the island of Newfoundland, which they apparently used as a base for exploring further south.

The 1960 discovery conclusively proved the pre-Columbian Norse colonization of the Americas.

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