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30-Nov-2022 06 pm

Beginning in the late 10th century, when Norsemen colonised Greenland and established a temporary camp close to northernmost point of Newfoundland, they began their voyage of North America. Remnant of dwellings, dating back to over 1,000 years ago, were discovered in 1960 at what is today known as L-Anse aux Meadows. Nearly 500 years were indeed spent by the Norse in Greenland. The sole known Norse settlement in modern-day Canada, however, was tiny and did not endure for very long. There is no proof of a Norse colony in continental North America that lasted past the 11th century, though it is possible that other such Norse journeys took place for some time. The Sagas of Icelanders claim that Greenland was first colonised in the 980s by Norsemen who came from Iceland. Erik the Red spent the three years of his exile in the barren southwest coast of Greenland, exploring after being exiled from Iceland for manslaughter. On the grounds that people would be more inclined to travel there since the territory had a good reputation, he created plans to encourage inhabitants to the area, dubbing it Greenland. He finally built his estate Brattahlid in the innermost part of a single, lengthy fjord that bears his name, Eiriksfjord. He distributed land parcels to his supporters. Only a few years after the Greenland towns were built did the Norse soon begin to explore the areas west of Greenland. The Norse adventurer Leif Erikson is regarded to be the first European to step foot on North American soil. He founded a Norse settlement at Vinland, which is typically thought to be coastal North America, as per to the Icelandic sagas. Erik the Red and his wife Thjodhild had a son named Leif. He was also a distant relative of Naddodd, who discovered Iceland, and the grandson of Thorvald Ásvaldsson. The sagas mention three distinct regions that were explored: Helluland, also known as -- The Land of the Flat Stones, Markland, also known as -- The Land of Forests, which was undoubtedly intriguing to early settlers in Greenland because there were indeed few trees there, and Vinland, also known as -- The Land of Wine, which was discovered somewhere south of Markland and was home to many vines and grapes. He founded a Norse settlement at Vinland, which is typically thought to be coastal North America, according to Icelandic sagas. [Information-Credit : Norse_colonization_of_North_America ; Leif_Erikson ; Wikipedia] [Image-Credit : Leif_Erikson ; Wikipedia] [Image : Leif Eriksson Discovers America by Hans Dahl (1849–1937) ] [The Work (Image) is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, Public Domain Work of Art. The Work (Image) is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the life of Author plus 70 years or fewer. This media file is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1927, and if not then due to lack of notice or renewal. (Please Relate to Individual Image URLs for More Usage Property)] [Source-Image-URL :   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Leif_Erikson_Discovers_America_Hans_Dahl.jpg ]







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