Vinland

10 incredible facts about Vikings you may have missed out on

The horned helmet of the Vikings was rather a Victorian age embellishment, so as to romanticize the 'noble barbarity' (read oxymoron) of these adventurous seafarers from the Scandinavian lands. However, there is more to the Vikings than just the stereotypical myths that were fabricated later - firstly by the Catholic factions of the medieval world…


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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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