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The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman

Image of statue of Viking womanAccording to the medieval Icelandic sagas, a Viking woman came to the New World 500 years before Columbus. Gudrid the Far-Traveler, sister-in-law of the explorer Leif Eiriksson, tried to set up a colony on the shores of the Gulf of St Lawrence around the year 1000.

While this story was long thought to be a myth, author Nancy Marie Brown tells how more and more of Gudrid’s story is being proved true by recent archaeological digs in Newfoundland, Greenland, and Iceland.

Special Arrangements: projector and screen, podium, and microphone (if available).

Additional Costs: mileage.

About the presenter

Image of Nancy Marie Brown Nancy Marie Brown - Nancy is the author of six general interest books and one young adult novel, and spends part of each summer in Iceland leading history and horseback tours. See full biography.

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