Leif Erikson Sighting America

Illustration

Emma Groeneveld
by Nasjonalgalleriet Oslo
published on 17 September 2018
Leif Erikson Sighting America

Painting by Christian Krogh (1852-1925 CE) depicting the Norse Viking Leif Erikson discovering America. Leif is credited by the 13th-century CE Icelandic Vinland Sagas with discovering and/or being the leader of the first European crew to set foot on North American soil around roughly 1000 CE, establishing a base there for which an archaeological parallel has been found on the northern tip of Newfoundland. The painting resides in the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway.

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Oslo, N. (2018, September 17). Leif Erikson Sighting America. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9227/

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Oslo, Nasjonalgalleriet. "Leif Erikson Sighting America." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 17, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9227/.

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Oslo, Nasjonalgalleriet. "Leif Erikson Sighting America." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 17 Sep 2018. Web. 22 May 2019.

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