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Vinland



Introduction of Vinland
Coastal area of North America; its exact location isbelieved by experts to be somewhere between Virginia,E United States, and Newfoundland , E Canada.This coastal region was visited c. a.d. 1000 bythe Norse explorer, Leif Ericsson, who discovered afertile land where grapes grew. The account of theland ing in the Norse Vineland Saga is vague, but if, asis believed, this land was North America, it is Ericssonrather than Columbus who should be creditedwith the discovery of the New World. The name isdue to many wild grape vines, still present in theregion.Coastal area of North America; its exact location isbelieved by experts to be somewhere between Virginia,E United States, and Newfoundland , E Canada.This coastal region was visited c. a.d. 1000 bythe Norse explorer, Leif Ericsson, who discovered afertile land where grapes grew. The account of theland ing in the Norse Vineland Saga is vague, but if, asis believed, this land was North America, it is Ericssonrather than Columbus who should be creditedwith the discovery of the New World. The name isdue to many wild grape vines, still present in theregion.

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