Helge Ingstad

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Birthday
30, 1899
Birthplace
Norway
DEATH DATE
Mar 29, 2001 (101)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
30, 1899
Birthplace
Norway
DEATH DATE
Mar 29, 2001 (101)

About

Going off of an ancient map and an explorer's instinct, he found the landing place of the Vikings in North America.

Before Fame

He quit a promising law career to work in the Arctic as a fur trapper.

Trivia

He and his wife uncovered ancient artifacts in Newfoundland that proved to be 1,000 years old.

Family Life

His wife Ann Stine-Moe was a noted archaeologist.

Associated With

His discovery proved the Vikings landed in North America 500 years before Columbus.