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Did the Irish reach America before the Vikings and Columbus?

To start off with the histrionic statement - Christopher Columbus was not the first European to reach the Americas. The honor is commonly believed to belong to one Leif Erikson, the intrepid Viking explorer from Iceland who arrived in North America almost 500 years before Columbus, and also established the Norse settlement at 'Vinland' (a…



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