Greenland: Erik The Red’s story

The Lost Colony of Erik The Red

Eric The Red was a Norwegian farmer in the 10th century. After finding himself incompatible with the rules of civilisation he sailed west looking for a new place to call home in the frigid wastes of Greenland.

Now, the ruins of a tiny stone church are the only reminder of his colony that had once tamed this harsh and unforgiving land…

What happened to it….?

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FAQ

  • Who was Erik The Red
    • An explorer who became the first European to settle Greenland.
  • How did Erik The Red die
    • Erik’s death was due to either complications from a fall from a horse, or an epidemic in his Greenland colony.
  • What did Erik the Red discover
    • Erik was the first to settle Greenland, but he was not the first to discover it.

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