Saw a documentar program on TV yesterday. Produced by the excellent BBC…. and in one of the scenes an Englishman said to his American friend: You have 200 years History we have 2000…
Old History is rarely mentioned today. That’s one thing. Thus most scholars and ordinary people don’t know that more than 340 years before Christopher Columbus sailed westward this information regarding North and South America was given to the Pope year 1134 AD…..
Chapter: Greenlandic/Icelandic history of 1100’s.
© Johansson Inger E, Gothenburg november 2014 excepts from manuscript Greenland and Greenlanders, the Forgotten people, Johansson Inger E Gothenburg 2000
Nicholas Bergthorson tells Pope about the Sea between Markland and Vinland Source:Nicholas Bergthorson, Leidarvisir och borgaskipan, written in first half 1100′s.
One copy was given to the Pope 1134)
From Leidarvisir and borgaskipan:
”North of Germany is Denmark. Ocean extending into the Baltic Sea, near Denmark. Sweden is east of Denmark and Norway in the north. North of Norway’s Finnmark.
Beyond Greenland, southward, there Helluland and beyond it Markland, from there it is not far to Vinland. which some people think stretching all the way to Africa. England and Scotland is an island but is separate kingdoms. Iceland is a large island to the north of Ireland
From Biarmaland northward all the way until you reach Greenland. South of Greenland lies Helluland, then Markland , then it is not far to Vinland the Good. Which some believe extends to Africa. and if that’s true, the sea must extend between Vinland and Markland..…
There were no satalites in sky in 1134. No official knowledge anywhere else that there was land south which was supposed to streach all way over to Africa south of an extended sea.
IF this isn’t one kind of information needing facts to have been told by someone – How do you believe that this was known by Pope in 1134?
At least the written book from 1134 gives good evidence that the Norse Viking sailed far south of New Foundland.
There are even more information regarding America’s fauna given in a book written by a Norwegian monk in 1200’s. But that’s an other story.