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Blood_Axis
Wednesday, October 10th, 2007, 12:32 PM
High resolution map of Vinland (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dd/Vinland_Map_HiRes.jpg), 15th century, (though of disputed authenticity (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/2162248.stm)). Still, interesting -check out Thule Ultima! ;)

Veratżr
Thursday, October 11th, 2007, 04:00 PM
I read an article about the name and it said that Vinland meant "fine land", not "wine land" because at the time of Eriksson's landing Vin was the Old Norse word for fine.

Boche
Thursday, October 11th, 2007, 08:42 PM
There was also a not too good/not too bad movie concerning the Vikings entering Vinland and murdering and plundering the native american tribes.

The movie is called "Pathfinder" - Hollywood remade it, not to good i have to say - but this is not the movie-thread. So you should watch it (also the hollywood version).

http://www.chillopy.com/images/pathfinder.jpg

Just for your interest.


Dagna, why should they be aware? Those were not their forefathers.
But the Vikings are the reason of horses coming to North-America, and Americans should be aware that Columbus wasn't the founder.




Gruß,
Boche

Dagna
Monday, May 26th, 2008, 10:47 PM
According to Icelandic sagas written in the 12th and 13th centuries (but based on much earlier oral tradition), in about 985 Bjarni Herjolfsson, a Norse settler in Greenland, was blown off course and sighted a continent west of Greenland, but he did not go ashore. About 15 years later Leif Eriksson (son of Erik the Red) explored the new continent. For the next ten years a number of voyages were made from Greenland to the new land, which the Norsemen called "Vinland" because of the profusion of grapes that grew there.

I believe Americans should be aware of this part of their history. Please post information or pictures about the Vikings in America.

Vinland Map

Vinlanda: The Vinland Map on the Web (http://www.isidore-of-seville.com/vinland/)

North American Runestones

The Kennsington [Minnesota] Runestone (http://www.geocities.com/thetropics/island/3634/index2.html)

The Heavener Runestone State Park (http://www.heavener.k12.ok.us/community/runestone/runepark.htm)


Artifacts Discovered at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland

A copper alloy ring headed pin of Norse design. Greatly magnified. Pins such as these were used to close the outer garments of both men and women.

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/2703/pin7331ac4.jpg

A soapstone spindle whorl of Norse design. These common household items, typically carved from soapstone, served as small flywheels on the spindles used for spinning yarn and thread.

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9481/whorl2461hp7.jpg

A simple stone lamp. The carved indentation would hold animal fat and a wick.

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/3788/lamp7339df3.jpg

Carved wooden pieces of unknown use. These pieces were likely some sort of ship fittings. There is evidence that a substantial amount of woodworking and carpentry was conducted at L'Anse aux Meadows during the Viking era.

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/2510/nfld7361ke6.jpg

A ship repair piece made from wood. Identical repair patches have been found in excavations of Norse Dublin.

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2990/nfld7363wi5.jpg


Reconstructed Buildings

Aerial view of three reconstructed buildings, surrounded by a fence. In the tradition of Iceland, buildings were constructed of sod over a wooden frame.

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/8659/nfld1455ei0.jpg

Another view of the above scene, showing the settlement as it would have appeared during the Viking era.

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/1876/nfld7371zn6.jpg

A close-up view of the fence, showing its woven construction (a technique still used in Scandinavia), with sod buildings in the background.

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/3169/nfld1457vs1.jpg

Reconstructed smithy, showing the facility as it would have appeared during the Viking era.

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/4151/smithy7347wo9.jpg

Interior of a reconstructed longhouse of Icelandic design.

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/4679/nfld1459it9.jpg

Another view, showing a central fireplace, of the above longhouse interior. Norse longhouses were heated by central, open fires. The smoke escaped through one or more vents in the roof.

http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/7463/nfld1461em2.jpg

shauger
Sunday, June 1st, 2008, 03:26 AM
Also several words in the native tribes are old norse. that has just been discovered

Gorm the Old
Monday, June 2nd, 2008, 03:14 AM
Every Icelander knows this. Every member of Sons of Norway knows this. It's about time EVERYONE knew it. I guess that the Italo-Americans are too influential for Cristophoro Columbo to be easily dethroned. He can take credit for Central and South America. Isn't that enough ?

shauger
Monday, June 2nd, 2008, 03:26 AM
When you think of it, it makes sense. Why would people who were for the most part the greatest explorers before or since just all of the sudden stop. I think as science advances and archeolgy technology advances, we will see that they were probaly further on the north Amarican contitnet than previously thought.

Edenkoben
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008, 12:38 AM
He can take credit for Central and South America. Isn't that enough ?

Credit...or blame :D

Gorm the Old
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008, 04:19 AM
Yes, I had seriously considered putting the word "credit" in quotation marks. :rolleyes:

Gagnraad
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008, 12:24 PM
My ancestors are in the eyes of most Americans brainless barbarians who raped, pillaged and burned everything they came across. No wonder they won't admit that we were further into the American continent than they say.

But people tend to forget that my ancestors were mostly traders, trading whatever they liked for whatever they had. Of course, we had warriors, like every other tribe, city and country.

Aragorn
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008, 12:31 PM
Also several words in the native tribes are old norse. that has just been discovered


Do you have any examples for this?

shauger
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008, 05:59 PM
there was a program on the history channel and an article in one of my archeolgy magazines after work ill go through them and find it.

shauger
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008, 06:12 PM
You are so right about that. most americans did belive that. now there is ancesteral awakening where as young men and woman are realizing just how great their ancesters realy were. And are developing pride and understanding in where they came from.and are finaly learning the truth.young people are finaly realizing that just because we no longer live in scandivnavia , germany and the other europeon countrys we are still of their blood and are learning to be proud of where we came from.Thats why i decided to join this forum so i could meet and learn.And try to close the gap of the last couple of centurys

Aragorn
Thursday, June 5th, 2008, 11:55 PM
You are so right about that. most americans did belive that. now there is ancesteral awakening where as young men and woman are realizing just how great their ancesters realy were. And are developing pride and understanding in where they came from.and are finaly learning the truth.young people are finaly realizing that just because we no longer live in scandivnavia , germany and the other europeon countrys we are still of their blood and are learning to be proud of where we came from.Thats why i decided to join this forum so i could meet and learn.And try to close the gap of the last couple of centurys


Its not just in America. As a schoolchild I learned on historylesson the Vikings from Scandinavia who burned, raped, murdered and terroristed half of Europe. Columbus is still preciated as the one who first set feet on American soil from Europe. Facts proof otherwise, but these facts are neglected.

Arundel
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008, 03:54 AM
The pictures are great. I have read a great deal about the norsemen in North America, and am well aware that Columbus did not discover America. Still we go on celebrating Columbus day, ridiculous.
On the other hand I saw an article on tv once where an Indian said "Columbus did not discover America, we were already here." Which is absolutely true.
Needless to say, I do not recognize Columbus Day, as such.

The Dragonslayer
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008, 07:05 AM
Have there been any books yet about the subject of the Vikings in America?

sThygesen
Thursday, January 29th, 2009, 08:58 AM
Have there been any books yet about the subject of the Vikings in America?

My senior year in high school (2006) I wanted to do a report on Vikings in America. It was very difficult to find but they had 3 books at one library out of 6. My teacher was German and said he had always had a hard time finding it as well.

Chad
Friday, March 13th, 2009, 03:52 PM
Leif Ericson rules and he landed first and his name is Leif and my last name is Leaf so he is the most famous person with a Leafe name:thumbup

Veršandi
Saturday, July 18th, 2009, 06:40 PM
The 15th century Vinland Map, the first known map to show part of America before explorer Christopher Columbus landed on the continent, is almost certainly genuine, a Danish expert said Friday.

Controversy has swirled around the map since it came to light in the 1950s, many scholars suspecting it was a hoax meant to prove that Vikings were the first Europeans to land in North America -- a claim confirmed by a 1960 archaeological find.

More... (http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSTRE56G58320090717)

Veršandi
Tuesday, July 21st, 2009, 12:10 AM
The 15th century Vinland Map, the first known map to show part of America before explorer Christopher Columbus landed on the continent, is almost certainly genuine, a Danish expert said Friday.Controversy has swirled around the map since it came to light in the 1950s, many scholars suspecting it was a hoax meant to prove that Vikings were the first Europeans to land in North America -- a claim confirmed by a 1960 archaeological find.http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dd/Vinland_Map_HiRes.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dd/Vinland_Map_HiRes.jpg)

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