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The Forger's Inspiration
The Forger's Inspiration Early Viking tales and genuine medieval maps likely influenced the Vinland Map's author.

Who Were the Vikings?
Who Were the Vikings? Smithsonian archeologist William Fitzhugh reveals what drove the Vikings on their unquestionably real adventures to distant shores.

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The Map in Question
The Map in Question Is it authentic? Examine the entire map—and the telltale evidence—and decide for yourself.

Famous Fakes
Famous Fakes Hitler's diaries, Howard Hughes's autobiography, and other famous forgeries were made for money, power, or simply the thrill of the hoax.


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