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Canada, L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

 Posted by , last edited on October 10, 2013 at 06:15:44

Location Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Coordinates N51 28 0 W55 37 0
Property 8,056 ha
Date of Inscription 1978

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/4 )

At the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland, the remains of an 11th-century Viking settlement are evidence of the first European presence in North America. The excavated remains of wood-framed peat-turf buildings are similar to those found in Norse Greenland and Iceland.

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