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Erik the Red


Around the year 1000, the son of Erik the Red, Leif Eriksson, returned to Greenland after a long stay in Norway. Leif, whose nickname was “the lucky one”, brought the first Christian missionary with him. A short time later, the first Christian church on the North American continent was built in Brattahlið, Tjodhilde's Church. Today you can see a reconstruction of the small church in Qassiarsuk.

Around the year 1000 the Viking communities consisted of approx. 3,000 people who were spread over 300-400 farms. The Viking community survived for 500 years. Why it disappeared is still a great mystery: a colder climate, disputes with the Inuit, European pirates, overgrazing and the plague are but some of the more serious guesses.

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