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Sunstone Found In British Shipwreck Confirms Ancient Viking Navigation
2013-03-07 08:31:52

A mysterious crystal has been found in a British shipwreck off the coast of Alderney, which mysteriously resembles ancient sunstones that were thought to be used by Vikings to help them navigate.

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2010-11-18 07:37:59

Vikings may be responsible for bringing the first Native American to Europe via Iceland more than a thousand years ago, Spanish and Icelandic researchers suggest in a new study.


Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.