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Vikings in North America

First transmitted in 1966, Glyn Daniel presents a documentary about the Vikings who colonised Greenland and allegedly discovered North America. Narrated by Magnus Magnusson.

First transmitted in 1966, Glyn Daniel and Magnus Magnusson present a documentary about the Vikings who colonised Greenland and allegedly discovered North America.

At the Royal Library in Copenhagen, Magnus Magnusson studies the Flatey Book, a medieval Icelandic manuscript containing sagas of the Norse kings.

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50 minutes

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Sat 18 Jun 1966 20:40

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Archaeology at the BBC Collection

Archaeology at the BBC Collection
This programme is part of Archaeology at the BBC - a collection of archaeology programmes from the 1950s to the 1970s. Available online to watch in full.


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For 25 years, Chronicle took viewers around the world to explore historical excavations and discover long-gone cultures and civilisations. With a mix of live broadcasts and filmed documentaries, the series brought some of the greatest archaeologists of the 20th Century into our homes. Vikings in North America was the first programme in the series, with the last, Memphis Capital of Egypt shown in May 1991.

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  • Sat 18 Jun 1966 20:40

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