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L'Anse aux Meadows

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L'Anse aux Meadows is a site on the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, where the remains of a Viking village were discovered in 1961 by the Norwegian explorer Dr. Helge Ingstad and his archaeologist wife, Anne Stine Ingstad.

The only authenticated Viking settlement in North America, it was the site of a multi-year archaeological dig that found dwellings, tools and implements that verified its time frame. The settlement, dating more than 500 years before Christopher Columbus, contains the earliest European structures in North America. Named a World Heritage site by UNESCO, it is believed to be the semi-legendary 'Vinland' settlement of explorer Leifur EirĂ­ksson around 1000 AD.

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