Amateur historian proves '15th century map' that showed Vikings discovered America before Columbus is a FAKE

Jun 02, 2013 849

by Becky Evans

It was hailed as the first proof of Viking exploration to the America and the earliest known map of the New World. Moreover, the Vinland Map was used by some to claim that the Vikings had discovered America 50 years before Christopher Columbus.


Now a Scottish independent researcher has used simple Google searches to investigate the map and claims to have uncovered new proof that suggests it is an elaborate fraud.

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Source: The Daily Mail

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