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Columbus in America: the Vikings arrived on the continent almost 500 years before the European navigator, according to a new study


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Replica of Viking houses and other items at L'Anse aux Meadows

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L’Anse aux Meadows is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Newfoundland, Canada.

The Vikings created a settlement in North America exactly 1,000 years and centuries before Christopher Columbus arrived in America, a new study shows.

Scientists say a new dating technique, which analyzes tree trunk rings, has provided evidence that Vikings settled at a site in present-day Newfoundland province in eastern Canada. in 1021 AD.

That is 471 years before Columbus and his group of Europeans arrived in America in 1492.

It is the first time that researchers have suggested an exact date.


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