Memphis| A group of volunteers cleaning up the shores of the Mississippi river near the biggest city in Tennessee, have stumbled upon the remains of an ancient boat encrusted in mud. A team of archeologists from the University of Memphis that was rapidly called to the site, confirmed that the ship is most certainly a Viking knarr, suggesting the Norse would have pushed their exploration of America a lot further than historians previously thought
USA: Viking ship discovered near Mississipi river.
They say the Norse would have pushed their exploration of America a lot further than historians previously thought……
I have a manuscript The Greenlanders, the forgotten people It tells the story from 980 AD up to the last documented visit of Scandinavians in Greenland 1521.
I have known about the Vikings visiting this part of NA since second half of 1990’s. I was the first one for 100 years reading an old Annal which I have a lot of information about. Written in Greenland’s mid-settlement at a monestry. In 1477/78 a group of ships under Puthurst and Pinning on behalf of the Danish King sailed to look for situation in Greenland. While there they collected the Annal + a ”Gula Ting”-lawbook with complements for Greenland. Among them there is one handwritten comment (differ from other handwritten text in the lawbook):
The Greenlanders who went forsfarare rapid-sailing was as the Crusaders to the Holy land excluded from paying tithes….. Btw in 1364 tithes from two (2) dioceses in NA under Gardar See (Greenland) was payed by Ivar Bardson while returning to Norway. To whom? To the Pope’s collector of tithes visiting Norway.