Letter: We still hold the values of Columbus's time

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The Independent Online
HARVEY MORRIS'S statement that most of the evidence that the Vikings set foot on American soil is based on discredited documents is incorrect.

Quite apart from the Phoenician inscription discovered at Paraiba in Brazil in 1872, a Graeco- Roman pin in the museum in San Pedro de Atacama in north Chile and a Roman shipwreck near Rio de Janeiro, evidence for Viking presence, has been unearthed by archaeologists at L'Anse au Meadow in Newfoundland. Objects of Norse provenance have also been discovered on Ellesmere Island.

David Clegg

Lichfield, Staffs

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