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The Far Traveler : Voyages of a Viking Woman
by Nancy Marie Brown


Overview - Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, no one believed that the details of Gudrids story were true.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, no one believed that the details of Gudrids story were true. Then, in 2001, a team of scientists discovered what may have been this pioneering womans last house, buried under a hay field in Iceland, just where the sagas suggested it could be.


Joining scientists experimenting with cutting-edge technology and the latest archaeological techniques, and tracing Gudrids steps on land and in the sagas, Nancy Marie Brown reconstructs a life that spannedand expandedthe bounds of the then-known world. She also sheds new light on the society that gave rise to a woman even more extraordinary than legend has painted her and illuminates the reasons for its collapse.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780156033978
  • ISBN-10: 0156033976
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: October 2008
  • Page Count: 306
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Historical
Books > History > Europe - Medieval
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