Biography: Leif Ericson - Voyages Of A Viking
Five hundred years before Christopher Columbus landed on the shores of North America, Norse explorer Leif Ericson and the Vikings sailed from Greenland to new land sighted farther west.
For centuries, the story of this famed settlement was shrouded in mystery. Then, in the early '60s, archeologist Anne Stine Ingstad helped to rewrite history when she made the remarkable discovery of Vinland, a Viking settle on the northern tip of Newfoundland. Now, Biography travels back in time to the Dark Ages to tell the story of one of the greatest explorers of all time and his extraordinary expedition. Tour the site where Ericson first set foot in the New World, and discover what is known of his life from the world's leading scholars.
Leif Ericson: Voyages Of A Viking re-creates one of the most important journeys in human history and provides an in-depth profile of this first-century pioneer.