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Viking Deception, The

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

The Forger's Inspiration
Learn how cartographic evidence refutes the authenticity of the Vinland Map and from where the map's maker might have drawn inspiration. (Grades 9-12)

Who Were the Vikings?
Discover what drove the Vikings on their global explorations, what recent research on the Vikings has revealed, what contributed to the end of the Viking age, and more in this interview with Smithsonian Institution archeologist William Fitzhugh. (Grades 9-12)

The Map in Question
Explore the Vinland Map yourself and examine evidence that it may be -- and in some cases may not be -- a 20th-century forgery. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Famous Fakes
Read about eight other famous fakes, including Shakespeare's Lost Play, Lincoln's Love Letters, and Hitler's Diaries. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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