Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Expert Confirms Authenticity Of Vinland Map

Expert Confirms Authenticity Of Vinland Map

Posted on: Saturday, 18 July 2009, 07:15 CDT

A Danish expert said on Friday that a 15th century Vinland Map, the first known map depicting part of America prior to Christopher Columbus’ arrival on the continent, is almost certainly authentic.

The map has been surrounded by controversy since its discovery in 1950, with many scholars suspecting it was merely part of a hoax intended to prove that Vikings were the first Europeans to land in North America (a claim confirmed by an archaeological find in 1960).

Doubts about the map remained even after carbon dating was established as a credible way of determining the age of an object.





Expert Confirms Authenticity Of Vinland Map - Science News - redOrbit

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