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Millennium-old Viking ships shored up for Oslo move

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Oslo, NorwayReuters At Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum, a team of engineers has begun work to ensure a new home being built nextdoor does not prove fatal for three vessels that have survived for a millennium or more. The new building is necessary to protect the wooden ships, two of which date from the ninth century […]

Goodbye, Columbus: Vikings crossed the Atlantic 1,000 years ago

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Washington DC, USReuters Long before Columbus crossed the Atlantic, eight timber-framed buildings covered in sod stood on a terrace above a peat bog and stream at the northern tip of Canada’s island of Newfoundland, evidence that the Vikings had reached the New World first. But precisely when the Vikings journeyed to establish the L’Anse aux […]