Vinland Map of America No Forgery, Expert Says

COPENHAGEN, July 17, 2009 (Reuters) — 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.

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2 thoughts on “Vinland Map of America No Forgery, Expert Says

  • That is incredibly interesting, yet not all too surprising. The Northwestern Europeans had always been great sailors, so it is no shock that many other than Leif Ericson could have reached the Americas before Columbus.

  • They were definitely some of the finest sailors of their day. They were master ship builders and navigators, so like you said, it’s not surprising at all.

    Sorry for my delayed response. I’ve been out of town since Friday afternoon with absolutely no access to email.

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