Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Project Leif 2000 Greenland

Project Leif 2000 Greenland - Lists events, maps, history, settlements as well as World Heritage Site status for 1,000 year anniversary of the Viking discovery of North America.

From the site:

In the year 1000 A.D., the legendary Greenlander Leif Eriksson, son of Eric the Red, set his course westward from his parental home at Brattahlid in Southgreenland and discovered Vinland - today better known as Newfoundland, North America.

In the year 1000 A.D., the norse Greenland and Iceland became christianized. In this year the very first christian church on the north-american continent was founded - Thjódhildur's Church in Brattahlid, Southgreenland.

The Home Rule Government of Greenland wished to highlight these major historic events through celebrations in year 2000. Part of the preparations took place in close cooperation with the Icelandic Government and the Celebrational Commitees of Canada and USA.

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