Photo Gallery: Why Did the Vikings Abandon Greenland?
01/10/2013
Greenland was home to Viking settlements for almost 500 years, from the end of...
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Greenland was home to Viking settlements for almost 500 years, from the end of the 10th century until the mid-15th century. Shown here is an early 20th-century image of an 8th-century Viking trading ship setting out from Norway.