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History of Greenland

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The history of Greenland is a history of life under extreme Arctic conditions: currently, an ice cap .... state "He named the land Greenland, saying that people would be eager to go there if it...

How Greenland got its Name - Ancient History Blog

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Dec 17, 2010 ... If you have ever been to Greenland, you know that it does not live up to its name. Instead of being a beautiful, green island Greenland is icy and ...

How Iceland And Greenland Ended Up With Such Messed Up Names

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Jun 3, 2013 ... Yes it's true, the country called Greenland is covered in ice and snow, whereas Iceland has rolling fields of green. But why did things end up ...

Why is it called Greenland when there is hardly any green on ...

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Iceland, which has plenty of ice, got its modern name from another visitor, the Norwegian Viking . The 12th century Icelandic history, Landnámabók, based on ...

Icy Greenland was Once Pretty Green, Study Finds : Environment ...

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Apr 18, 2014 ... Greenland, the icy island nation in the Arctic, gets its name from an Icelandic murderer exiled there, who called it "Greenland" in hopes that the ...

Why The Vikings Chose The Misleading Name 'Greenland' | UA ...

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May 27, 2014 ... greenland, ice, name, vikings, mislead, iceland, green ... It's a nice story and sounds like a clever plan, but the theory doesn't really hold up in ...

How Icy Greenland Got Its Name (Video) | Merriam-Webster

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Featuring: Kory Stamper. Greenland isn't green—in fact, it's icier than Iceland. So how did it end up with such a misleading name? Editor Kory Stamper explains.

The Straight Dope: Shouldn't Greenland be known as Iceland and ...

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Oct 23, 2001 ... I didn't have much luck tracking down the origin of the legend of the name switch, but I can tell you it's not true. The fact is that Greenland was ...

The “story” of Iceland and Greenland | Hannibal and Me: life lessons ...

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Feb 4, 2010 ... Even when I learned that the real history was different, I could never quite keep its details together in my memory and returned in my mind to the ...

Why is Greenland so named, when it is 99% frozen wasteland?

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Apr 24, 2006 ... The name Greenland (Grønland) has its roots in this colonization and is widely attributed to Erik the Red (the Inuit call it Kalaallit Nunaat, "Our ...

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Greenland used to be green - Skeptical Science

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So how did Greenland get its name? According to the Icelandic sagas, Erik the Red named it Greenland in an attempt to lure settlers in search of land and the ...

'Greenland used to be green'–Don't judge a book by its cover, much ...

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Dec 16, 2006 ... Objection: When the Vikings settled it, Greenland was a lovely, ... a book by its cover, you can't judge the climate of Greenland by its name.

Erik the Red - the discovery of Greenland

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When Eric the Red discovered Greenland, he called it 'the green land'. ... Erik the Red gave Greenland its name over 1,000 years ago and ushered in the ...