The Vinland Map is a drawing of Iceland, Greenland and the northeastern coast of North America that has been dated to the mid-15th century?unless it’s a forgery. If it’s real, it means that Norse explorers visited North America long before Columbus. The map, which is worth $20 million, was discovered in the 1950s and is kept at Yale University. “Many scholars have agreed that if the Vinland Map is authentic, it is the only existing cartographic representation of North America prior to Columbus,” says scholar Jacqueline Olin. Recent discoveries show it may be authentic.
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