Anne Stine and Helge Ingstad

This statue is placed outside of the Viking Ship Museum, which you can see in the second picture in yesterday's post.

Helge Ingstad was a Norwegian explorer. His wife Anne Stine was an archaeologist. In 1961 they found remnants of a Viking settlement on Newfoundland and were the first to prove that Islandic/Norwegian vikings had found a way across the Atlantic ocean to North America about 500 years before Christopher Columbus.

The sign says: "They discovered the America of the vikings."

Read more on Wikipedia.

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