Vinland Map

This map, known as “Vinland Map”, was one of the first maps to prove that Vikings came to the Americas 500 years before Columbus. It was drawn between 800-1100 by Scandinavian explorers. On the right side of the map, there is West Coast of European continent. It’s possible to recognize Great Britain and Ireland, as well as coasts of Spain and France. In the North, it’s possible to see the first drawings of Iceland and Greenland. Vinland is an old name for what is today Greenland.

 

This is the modern version of the map that describes the voyages of the Vikings.