Who is Leif Eriksson?

Leif Eriksson was the fearless explorer who expanded the boundaries of the world in A.D. 1000 in America. Christopher Columbus sailed into the history books when he “discovered” the New World (the America) in 1492, but archaeologists now think the history books got it wrong. Five hundred years before Columbus set sail, the Viking explorer named Leif Eriksson sailed from Greenland to “Vinland,” now believed to be the northern tip of Newfoundland, Canada (archaeologists in 1960 found evidence of Eriksson’s settlement). Eriksson spent just one winter in Vinland before sailing home.


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