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Did The Vikings Reach Ancient Mexico?

Ancient ruins in Newfoundland are certainly tied to Vikings, so we know they reached at least North America, and the Norse sagas about the long journey of a man named Eri Marsan are very similar to Maya legends. According to these stories, Marsan sailed from Ireland for Greenland in 965, but a violent storm blew up his ship. When he finally reached the land, he encountered a population of friendly natives, who nonetheless engaged in certain practices Marsan found suspicious, particularly human sacrifice. It may have ended in a bloody ancient culture war, but Marsan found common ground with the natives, taught them some new skills and even found a new city in this strange land. Marsan stayed with the native people for some time but eventually went back to Ireland in his long boat.

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