Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Jellyfish Cove: Ancient Wonders of North America

This is taken from the book Seven Wonders of Ancient North America, Michael Woods and Mary B. Woods, Twenty-First Century books, Minneapolis, MN, 2009.

Jellyfish Cove (L'Anse aux Meadows)
This site is in Canada, Newfoundland.  What makes this site unique is dwellings left by the Vikings in North America.  For many years there was a legend of the Vikings coming to North America.  This site proves that they actually did.  It was discovered in 1960 by Norwegian archeologist Helge Ingstad.  He originally discovered mounds, and then he found a cooking pit.  Now there is a restored village.  It is thought the Vikings were there around 1000.  That would be almost 500 years before Columbus.

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