Thursday, November 18, 2010

Here's the Plot for Your Next Historical Thriller

First Americans 'reached Europe five centuries before Columbus voyages' - Telegraph: "Scientists tracing the genetic origins of an Icelandic family believe the first American arrived in Europe around the 10th century, a full five hundred years before Columbus set off on his first voyage of discovery in 1492.

Norse sagas suggest the Vikings discovered the Americas centuries before Columbus and the latest data seems to support the hypothesis that they may have brought American Indians back with them to northern Europe."


Charles Gramlich said...

Cool information.

Anders E said...

This sounds entirely plausible to me. I mean, if a chick has the opportunity to hook up with a handsome Scandinavian bloke with impeccable naval credentials and whose family owns some pretty impressive real estate in the Trondheim area - why should she hesitate even for a moment?

Btw, we were quite a well-travelled lot for the time. While those Icelanders were busy visiting Canada, my folks were taking business trips to Iran.