Sunday, September 4, 2011


On the northern tip of Newfoundland is L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site and UNESCO World Historic Site.
In 1960 archaeologists discovered this place as the authentic location of a Viking settlement 1000 years ago. A Norse expedition from Greenland led by Leif Erikson came to this area they called Vinland. Impressions in the meadow indicate where remains of buildings and artifacts were found. There are remains protected for future archeological investigation. An area has been reconstructed with sod huts with Viking re-enactors who entertained us with their stories around a fire in the leaders hall.

This sculpture represents the meeting of two worlds, the Vikings and the North American Aboriginal peoples.

At the Norstead Viking Trade Settlement we saw a replica of the Snorri, an early Viking ship.

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