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Old 08-15-2014, 08:44 AM   #1
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Another Viking Site

There's a story on line of the finding of a Viking boat on the shore of the Mississippi River in TN. One of the interesting sites in Newfoundland is L'Anse aux Meadows, a verified Viking site, until now the only one.

There are many other relics scattered here and there through the USA suggesting Norse visitors, but not much supporting evidence.


USA: Viking Ship Discovered Near Mississippi RiverÂ*|Â*
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There's a story on line of the finding of a Viking boat on the shore of the Mississippi River in TN. One of the interesting sites in Newfoundland is L'Anse aux Meadows, a verified Viking site, until now the only one.

There are many other relics scattered here and there through the USA suggesting Norse visitors, but not much supporting evidence.


USA: Viking Ship Discovered Near Mississippi RiverÂ*|Â*
Norm,
Thanks for the story and link. This is a very interesting piece of history. We do not live very far from Memphis and have never seem this story. We will have to go and check it out. Just to think that the Vikings were on the Mississippi River! Wow!
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There's a story on line of the finding of a Viking boat on the shore of the Mississippi River in TN. One of the interesting sites in Newfoundland is L'Anse aux Meadows, a verified Viking site, until now the only one. There are many other relics scattered here and there through the USA suggesting Norse visitors, but not much supporting evidence.
USA: Viking Ship Discovered Near Mississippi RiverÂ*|Â*

Yep, my peeps sailed far and wide.
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The portion about the butternut squash was interesting. As well to get fom Newfoundland to the Mississippi required sailing the entire east coast, rounding FL and up the river. Very impressive.
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Thank you for bringing this interesting article to my attention, Norm. I have always been interested in the Norse/New World connections in part because it contradicts the Columbian dogma that I was fed during my compulsory school years. Maybe these days history classes strive to be more accurate and balanced. I have not seen that to be the case in the biology texts that I have skimmed.
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Riveted construction used in the ship... interesting.

A couple hours south of me, at Heavener OK, there is a runestone that we took the kids to see when they were young. So we around here have long thought that Norsemen traveled up the Arkansas River. However, in just the last 7 or 8 years experts have come to doubt the authenticity of the runes and now think they are a more contemporary carving, a hoax.
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The other articles, cannabis in the prehistoric tomb and last WWII prisoner released remind me of a supermarket tabloid. Weekly world news? Maybe they were killed off by bat boy. Sorry, I'm just a born skeptic. Raz
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Anne,

Not defending the school system but the reality is that proof of the Viking landing wasn't found until 1960, relatively recent in the scheme of things by a Swede who believed in the old sagas and followed one right to the site traveling from Greenland. It took a decade to do the site work to prove the situation.

In Newfoundland they have, an unobtrusive to the site, museum and do daily reenactments. Well worth the visit.
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I was hoping that this was true, but several sites are now reporting that this is just a hoax from a satirical news site. Darn!
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Interesting as I thought he was referring to the butternut tree. We had them in upstate NY where I lived on the St. Lawrence River. I would pick them and send the nuts to friends as they could not get them. Good eating and I guess you could propagate them too.
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Mike, thanks for the correction. I'm locked into squash, this week's company grows them and has us eating one every day.

A little more...

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Say, haven't Vikings been sighted recently in Minnesota as well?


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Sorry, this is indeed fake:

Viking Ship ‘Discovered Near Mississippi River’ in Memphis, Tennessee is Fake

However I do believe the Vikings traveled much further into North America than is currently recognized. Maybe as far as Minnesota? The authenticity of the Kensington Runestone has been hotly debated for over 100 years.

https://www.runestonemuseum.org/runestone/
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