The potential discovery of another Viking settlement in Newfoundland is thrilling, especially because the site was found from space.

It also doesn’t surprise me.

The Vinland Sagas end around the year 1000. However, from other sources, such as the writings of Adam of Bremen, we know the Vikings’ activities in Vinland continued into the 13th-century and their settlement was substantial enough and permanent enough to warrant a visit from the Bishop of Greenland.

Bishop Gnuppson did not return from Vinland, by the way.

The point is, the Vikings didn’t travel to North America just a handful of times. Vinland was an ongoing concern for over two centuries.

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