Faced with harsh conditions in their Greenland home, a group of Vikings took the reins of fate into their own hands. With incredible luck, skill and fortitude, they discovered lands filled with a profusion of wood, wild game and fertile land. In the sagas that grew from this discovery, the lands were given names that resonated with hope and promise. Almost 1000 years later, a husband and wife team united their talents. Intrigued by allusions in the ancient sagas to fabled Vinland, they considered the scholarship on Viking culture and technology; they studied maps and they researched intensively the prominent theories on Vinland's location. And finally their efforts bore fruit when a remote Newfoundland peninsula yielded up a soapstone spindle-whorl, a Viking ring pin, and what had to be the overgrown remnants of over a dozen Viking buildings.
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Helge, born 1899, and his late wife Anne Stine Ingstad, archaeologists extraordinaire, shared a special interest in Viking research. From 1961 to 1968 they conducted a series of intensive archaeological expeditions to L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, solving the mystery of the first European settlement in North America.
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Description du livre Breakwater Books Ltd. Hardcover. État : New. 1550811584 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW6.0720564
Description du livre Breakwater Books Ltd., 2000. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P111550811584
Description du livre Breakwater, 2000. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX1550811584