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Author, Benedicte Ingstad

Hosted by Jørn Henriksen and his guest Benedicte Ingstad

Set course for another week of discovery as Jørn Henriksen, Director of Expedition Operations for Viking, speaks to author Benedicte Ingstad. Along with her work as an author, Benedicte is a professor emeritus of medical anthropology at the University of Oslo. She is also the daughter of Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad, both of whom famously excavated LAnse aux Meadows in Newfoundland. During this archaeological excavation—where Benedicte joined her parents when she was still a teenager—Helge and Anne discovered archaeological proof that Vikings had been to North America 500 years before Columbus, further validating the saga of Leif Eriksson. In her book A Grand Adventure, Benedicte recounts the remarkable story of her parents and their legacy, sharing poignant details from their private letters, personal diaries, dinner table conversations and Benedictes own participation in her parents excavations. Expand your knowledge of the LAnse aux Meadows discovery and watch as Benedicte answers viewers’ questions during the livestream.

Set course for another week of discovery as Jørn Henriksen, Director of Expedition Operations for Viking, speaks to author Benedicte Ingstad. Along with her work as an author, Benedicte is a professor emeritus of medical anthropology at the University of Oslo. She is also the daughter of Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad, both of whom famously excavated LAnse aux Meadows in Newfoundland. During this archaeological excavation—where Benedicte joined her parents when she was still a teenager—Helge and Anne discovered archaeological proof that Vikings had been to North America 500 years before Columbus, further validating the saga of Leif Eriksson. In her book A Grand Adventure, Benedicte recounts the remarkable story of her parents and their legacy, sharing poignant details from their private letters, personal diaries, dinner table conversations and Benedictes own participation in her parents excavations. Expand your knowledge of the LAnse aux Meadows discovery and watch as Benedicte answers viewers’ questions during the livestream.

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