For those with access to PBS, you might like to tune in tonight (February 8th) to their NOVA feature “The Viking Deception“, which airs at 8pm. The program sorts through the evidence regarding the controversial ‘Vinland Map’, and comes to a definitive conclusion:
Adding up all the scientific evidence, the verdict is clear: beyond all reasonable doubt, the Vinland Map is a fake. But where did it come from? NOVA traces the background of Ferrajoli, the first recorded seller of the map, whose shady dealings lead into a fascinating labyrinth of scholarly skullduggery and political intrigue.The website accompanying the feature also has a plethora of information, including interviews, articles, and the program transcript. Another interesting offering from NOVA.