The Vikings: Voyage to America

The Vikings: Voyage to America

Posted On: January 20, 2012
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Josh Bernstein hits the high seas and takes on the history books, challenging the age-old assumption that Columbus was the first to cross the Atlantic and the first to discover America. According to the Viking sagas, Eric the Red’s son Leif Erikson was the first European on the continent. Using the sagas as his guide, Josh makes a grueling 4,000 mile journey from Scandinavia to Iceland to Greenland and then onto the edge of the New World. He’s on the hunt for archaeological evidence of the sagas’ claims and to prove the Vikings got to America before Columbus.