Evidence of Viking Exploration of America before Columbus Share | jeff posted:1/28/2012 12:45:02 AM (Reply)Found this the other day, so I thought I'd post it. Lots of controversy, as usual. Fits in with a lot of Freemasonic and conspiracy literature as well. The Vinland map is claimed to be a 15th century mappa mundi with unique information about Norse exploration of America. It is very well known because of the publicity campaign which accompanied its revelation to the public as a "genuine" pre-Columbian map in 1965. In addition to showing Africa, Asia and Europe, the map depicts a landmass south-west of Greenland in the Atlantic labelled as Vinland; the map describes this region as having been visited by Europeans in the 11th century. Although it was presented to the world in 1965 with an accompanying scholarly book written by British Museum and Yale University librarians, historians of geography and medieval document specialists began to suspect that it might be a fake as soon as photographs of it became available, and chemical analyses have identified one of the major ink ingredients as a 20th century artificial pigment. However, individual pieces of evidence continue to be challenged, most recently at a 2009 conference. Vinland Map Link jeff posted:1/28/2012 12:48:33 AM (Reply)This also goes along with the previous link: The Kensington Runestone is a 200-pound slab of greywacke covered in runes on its face and side which, if genuine, would suggest that Scandinavian explorers reached the middle of North America in the 14th century. It was found in 1898 in the largely rural township of Solem, Douglas County, Minnesota, and named after the nearest settlement, Kensington. Almost all Runologists and experts in Scandinavian linguistics consider the runestone to be a hoax. The runestone has been analyzed and dismissed repeatedly without local effect.The community of Kensington is solidly behind the runestone, which has transcended its original cultural purposes and has "taken on a life of its own". Kensington Runestone Linkjeff posted:1/28/2012 2:21:39 AM (Reply)Completed in1446, the Rosslyn Chapel contains depictions of maize (supposedly--make up your own mind). What I find interesting is how all controversial findings all share the same theme. This isn't necessarily Viking related, but apparently maize was considered unknown to Europe at the time of the chapel's construction. Rosslyn Chapel Linkjaguarsky posted:1/29/2012 1:59:52 PM (Reply)There is an area in eastern KY near where I grew up that was said by the Native Americans living there at the time of western expansion to be a place where they did not go; a small valley area with lots of natural resources: water, and game. In thier oral history it was said to be inhabited by a race of tall white people with light or red hair who had come many generations before. Some of the strange race of people moved on but there were those who had stayed and by mutual agreement with the local tribes they simply avoided each other. Its just a story I heard as a kid from some friends who were descendants of the local Cherokee tribe. I always found it interesting and wondered if anyone ever looked for evidence of non-native habitation. Personally I have always thought that many different peoples came to this land at different times, always thinking they had discovered it anew. spiritech0 posted:1/30/2012 4:13:19 PM (Reply)(off subject) Oh no! The text fields aren't wrapping the words to the window! (on subject) The "Mormons" preach that people came over to what is now the Americas around the time of the Tower of Babel event. I know, not Nordic, but considerable.gemini663181 posted:2/1/2012 1:46:58 PM (Reply)It seems to be very possible. There is lots of evidence that would prove that many vikings found north America and explored it to the fullest. There are finds that prove this, As well as Viking boats and other Viking belongings that were left in North America. I would say that they were exploring the Americas long before columbus and portugal, or spain.gemini663181 posted:2/1/2012 1:49:28 PM (Reply)Great article. Most have not researched this. It is a very rare study but has lots of proof as to its legitimate claims. Please log in or become a member to add a post.