Hvalsey Church, Greenland

Illustration

Emma Groeneveld
by Number 57
published on 29 March 2018

Remains of Hvalsey church, a Viking church that was part of the Vikings' Eastern Settlement in Greenland (occupied c. 985-1450 CE). The church lies near present-day Qaqortoq. A young couple was wedded at this church in 1408 CE, and a letter from 1424 CE in which a Greenlandic priest testified to having been present at this wedding is now the last known written evidence of the Norse Greenlanders.

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