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Jarle Rosseland

The Vinland Suite

The Vinland Saga

The Vinland saga is based upon two earlier sagas both written in the 14th century: The Saga of the Greenlanders and The Saga of Eirik the Red. To some extent the sagas are not wholly reliable in terms of factual accuracy, simply because no records were actually kept by the protagonists themselves. Nonetheless, most of the inscriptions bear the stamp of authenticity when seafaring, geography, zoology, ethnography, astronomy, and other subjects are discussed, which in themselves support the true historical basis of the sagas.

 We may think of the sagas in modern literacy terms as 'faction': stories underscored by a great deal of fact, embellished by some dramatic refinements of faction. One thing we are sure of: the confirmation through archaeological finds of the Viking discovery of America .

The Art

Law and Terror
Eirik the Red
Bjarni Herjolfsson 1
Bjarni Herjolfsson 2
Bjarni Herjolfsson 3
Leif Eiriksson
Vinland
The End