“….The Vinland Map carries with it the air of mystery and, some would say, the stench of deception. In the vaults of Yale University, and insured for $25 Million, it is either a colossal fraud or an artefact of unparalleled value. The map appeared on the scene in 1957 when a couple of shady characters tried to sell it to the British Museum. Experts determined that the ink used was not typical iron gall ink, the map was declared a fake, and the museum declined the offer….
“….If authentic, the map is considered priceless, as it would be the first map that has unique information about North America. The major problem associated with the map is that there is no acknowledgement – or maybe, no knowledge – that the Vinland associated with the map was a real place, with a functioning society, on Newfoundland Island….”
Well, the above extract from this article was guaranteed to catch my attention. I hope it has the same effect on you. I love such enticing mysteries.
Is it fact? Or fiction? I’d really like to know!