Digging for the Truth: The Vikings, Voyage to America (2007)

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Did the Viking explorers Erik the Red and Leif the Lucky make it all the way across the Atlantic to America 500 years before Columbus? Josh Bernstein sails a Viking ship from Denmark to discover what made the Vikings such masterful mariners. With the ancient Viking sagas as a guide, he embarks on a 4,000-mile journey from Scandinavia to Newfoundland, via Iceland and the wilds of southern Greenland. Along the way, he tracks down the archaeological evidence behind the Viking legends and proves, once and for all, that they really did be.

 

Josh: "This week join me on an epic journey by air, land and sea as I explore who really discovered North America. I’m going to follow the legend of two Viking explorers, Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky. Could these pioneering navigators have made it all the way across the Atlantic 500 years before Columbus? To find out I’ll sail a Viking ship in Denmark, explore ruins in Iceland, walk on the icebergs of Greenland and ultimately set foot on the shores of the New World. We’re digging for the truth and we’re going to extremes to do it."

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