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BEFORE COLUMBUS : THE LEIF
New York : Random, 2003.
IL 5-8, RL 6.6
thousand years back through history, almost five hundred years before Columbus
made his historic voyage to the New World, another explorer crossed the
Atlantic Ocean. For centuries, his name was almost forgotten, ad
the story of his voyage was dismissed as unlikely and unproved. Today
we know more about the Viking named Leif Eriksson, who sailed west across
uncharted seas and landed on the continent of North America." Although
it cannot be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Eriksson landed in
North America, the stories of his adventures have been told for many years
before Columbus' voyage. And, in 1960, archaeologists discovered
a camp in Newfoundland that could be dated to a thousand years ago.
This may indeed by the ruins of Eriksson's Vineland settlement. Read
Columbus and see what you think.
Ericson, Leif, d. ca. 1020.
America Discovery and exploration -- Norse.
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