Friday, May 29, 2009

Vikings came first...

Residents of Oslo, Norway have always known that the Vikings arrived in North America before Christopher Columbus. They just had trouble proving it, until a Viking site was discovered in L’Anse aux Meadows Newfoundland. Video by Janie Robinson

This short segment was shot at the Oseberg Ship Museum in Oslo, and contains some nice views of the ships and some of the wood carvings.

Seems that once again the fabled 'Viking Poster Boy' hits the Canadian Press:

L'ANSE AUX MEADOWS - Spirits of the Vikings

Following the trail of Norse explorers on remote Newfoundland peninsula

May 28, 2009 04:30 AM
Janie Robinson
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Appearently, in the full spread coverage in the actual newspaper, there are a number of images from L'Anse aux Meadows NHSC. Including that ancient posed image of me with the shield and orange tunic, originally shot in 1996. This despite the fact there has been a more recent set of (excellent!) images taken of the current staff - as seen in my earlier posting 'Viking Encampment - 2008'.

I guess its some kind of being famous...

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