Vinland Map Not a Forgery: Researchers
The controversial Vinland Map has usually been dismissed as a modern forgery, but a Danish team led by Rene Larsen argues that tests on the map conducted over the past five years “do not show any signs of forgery.” The map has been carbon-dated to 1440 AD, which puts it a half-century before Columbus; Larsen’s research addresses the physicality of the map, such as the ostensibly anachronistic inks, rather than any anachronisms in, say, the handwriting. And here I thought the issue was settled. Via Map the Universe and Slashdot.
Previously: The Viking Deception.
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