Monday, 5 June 2017

Monday, 5 June - The Saga of Erik the Red

Erik  Þorvaldsson was the father of Leif Eiríksson, who settled in Vinaland (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows).

Erik settled at Eiríksstaðir in Haukadalur in the Dalasýsla region of Iceland..  The site that was probably Erik's house has been excavated and the outline of the building can be seen in the photo above.

Close to the original site, a replica of the building has been constructed.

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