Jarle Rosseland
Monday, August 28, 2000

WE DISCOVERED YOUR WORLD




WE DISCOVERED YOUR WORLD 

The fierce Norsemen established kingdoms in the British isles and northern France. These adventurers found and settled Iceland, but they also pointed their dragon-headed prows into the sunset and sailed across the North Atlantic. 

"The Vinland Suite", a series of 24 multicolored prints, by Norwegian artist Jarle Rosseland, depicting the Norse Viking Discovery of America, from the first sighting of the land by Bjarni Herjolfson in 986 to the more important discovery of the new land named "Vinland" by Leif Eiriksson around the year 1000. 

Leif Eiriksson borrowed Bjarni's ship to go back and find the unknown land. He named the land "Vinland" and stayed there for several years. 

All American Presidents has since 1964 signed a proclamation that constitutes October 9 as Leif Eiriksson day, in commemoration of his achievement. 


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