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Northwest Passage as drawn by NASA

[http://www1.american.edu/ted/ice/images4/800px-Northwest_passage.jpg]

Vikings in South America?

There are even indications the Vikings were in South America. A French anthropologist by the name of Jacques de Mahieu claims that he has unearthed the ruins of a Norse village containing a wall covered with Norwegian inscriptions. Mahieu believes that the Norse inhabitants ruled over an area of Bolivia and Peru for 250 years some 800 years ago. [Patrick Huyghe, Columbus was Last, (New York: MJF Books, 1992), p. 166]

Along similar lines, the existence of a now extinct tribe of South Americans who lived in the far Western reaches of the Amazon River has recently come to light. They are called the Chachapoyas, or “cloud warriors.” The physical appearance of these people is known because they mummified their dead. They were tall, fair-haired and light-skinned. Some researchers believe they must have come from northern Europe. That is, they appear to be of Scandinavian origin.

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