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Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

March 1, 2023 @ 7:00 pm EST

The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10040 United States

AIA Society: Athens

Lecturer: William Fitzhugh

This lecture traces the history and archaeology of the Vikings from their origins in the 7thcentury, their rise to power and raids in Europe, and their expansion across the North Atlantic to Iceland, Greenland, and eventually to mainland North America at the L’Anse aux Meadows site in northern Newfoundland. A special feature of the lecture is Viking contacts with Native American Indians and Inuit as seen in archaeological finds in recent years. The story includes illustrations from the Smithsonian’s ‘block-buster’ exhibition honoring the 1000th anniversary of Leif Erikson’s discovery of North America and its catalog publication with the same title as this lecture.

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March 1, 2023
7:00 pm EST
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The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10040 United States
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