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#4583237 - 10/22/21 12:35 AM Forget Columbus. :-)  
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#4583243 - 10/22/21 02:44 AM Re: Forget Columbus. :-) [Re: Wigean]  
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We in Nfld have know that for a LONG time ...the sagas also say that it was warm enough to grow fruit there and there was hardly any arctic ice at the time.


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#4583272 - 10/22/21 10:37 AM Re: Forget Columbus. :-) [Re: Wigean]  
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I've known this since I was in junior high school. Nothing new here, move along.

The huge difference of course is that the Viking settlements were temporary and small-scale while the Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French and British went in with all guns a'blazing! wink


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#4583338 - 10/22/21 06:22 PM Re: Forget Columbus. :-) [Re: Wigean]  
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That's only cuz the Vikings didn't have guns wink


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#4583342 - 10/22/21 06:29 PM Re: Forget Columbus. :-) [Re: Wigean]  
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Yeah, but they had mead right? So they sail back to Norway and they're all like, "hey where ya been Bjorn'. And he's like, "That's a really good question'.

And so it is that these monumental discoveries were lost to history. Spain saw the opening and swooped right in.


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#4583343 - 10/22/21 06:31 PM Re: Forget Columbus. :-) [Re: DBond]  
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Originally Posted by DBond
Spain saw the opening and swooped right in.



Yup! "Gold, Glory and God" in that order.


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#4583347 - 10/22/21 07:12 PM Re: Forget Columbus. :-) [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Originally Posted by No105_Archie
We in Nfld have know that for a LONG time ...the sagas also say that it was warm enough to grow fruit there and there was hardly any arctic ice at the time.


Yup,

Wonder who farted most in that periode in time. biggrin


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#4583379 - 10/23/21 04:33 AM Re: Forget Columbus. :-) [Re: Wigean]  
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!!USA!!
And perhaps the Phoenicians before them? I find all of history fascinating.


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