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Question 361: Why was Greenland called Greenland?
Author: Archeolooginspe - Category: Middle-Ages
Difficulty: 2/5 - Zone: Others

  • The seawater around the island is particularly green
  • Grenn is the Old Norish word for rock
  • To convince potential settlers of its fertility
  • Because it was used for initation rites for Icelandic Vikings

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