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But until the Ingstads made their startling discoveries, no hard evidence of a Viking presence existed—only a spate of spurious artifacts. The initial discovery was met with skepticism. But once Anne-Stine Ingstad started to dig, most doubts evaporated. Her husband had used vivid geographic descriptions in Icelandic sagas to find the camp described by Eriksson and others. Once the site was discovered, she carried out excavations over several months. In time, she uncovered the foundations of eight buildings, including a large house almost identical to Eriksson’s great hall in Greenland.
Bernadotte ruled over both Norway and Sweden as Charles XIV from 1818 to 1844. 4/10/09 11:36:32 PM4/10/09 11:36:32 PM 24 England, taking 1,000 ships of the Norwegian merchant fleet. In spite of the resistance movement, Nazis occupied Norway until the end of the war in 1945. Vidkun Quisling, the Norwegian minister of defense in the 1930s, served the Nazis as leader of the puppet government. N O R WAY I N D E P T H Impressions LO O K I N G B AC K AT N O R WAY 2 Norway is a hard country: hard to know, hard to shoot over, and hard— very hard—to fall down on: but hard to forsake and harder to forget.
Knut Hamsun (1859–1952): In 1888, a Danish magazine published a portion of his novel, Hunger. Hamsun was 19 years old. This novel, along with Growth of the Soil and The Women at the Well, earned him international fame. In 1920, he won the Nobel Prize for literature. Thor Heyerdahl (1914–2002): In 1937, this Norwegian ethnologist began laying the groundwork for a series of research expeditions to the Pacific, the most important of which, in 1947, involved the Kon-Tiki expedition from Peru to the islands of Polynesia.