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50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Leif Eriksson’s life and travels. The discovery of America has always been credited to Christopher Columbus. But in fact, America was discovered long before he was even born, by a Viking called Leif Eriksson. Eriksson travelled from Greenland to Canada and formed his own colony there, although it did not last long. While it may have been forgotten by many, his achievement is a remarkable show of determination and the Vikings’ technological prowess.
In just 50 minutes you will:
• Learn about Leif Eriksson’s life and what drove his ambition to discover new territories
• Understand why Leif Eriksson travelled to America based on a rumour of an undiscovered land
• Analyse why his discovery was forgotten about and how the truth is being gradually unveiled
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