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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2021 8:59 p.m. PST

…. America in 1000 A.D.?

"More than 1,000 years ago, a woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the map with her husband and a small crew, landing in what the Vikings called Vinland and what is now Canada. She lived in and explored Newfoundland and the surrounding environs for three years, bearing a son before returning home to Iceland. Ultimately, she made eight crossings of the North Atlantic Sea and traveled farther than any other Viking, from North America to Scandinavia to Rome—or so the Viking sagas claim.

But did Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir, the "far traveler," really exist? And, if so, did she really set foot in the Americas 500 years before Christopher Columbus?…"
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Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2021 3:40 p.m. PST

I read this book. Not exactly a source for Viking military history, but not a bad read.

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FierceKitty14 Jun 2021 6:34 p.m. PST

The Norsemen in America were settlers. Of course they'd have had with them.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2021 2:24 p.m. PST

Thanks!.

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