How did the Vikings navigate the North Atlantic prior to the compass? Some believe it was the mariner’s stone, a stone that possessed properties that enabled the Vikings to find the sun on cloudy days and know North from South and East from West. This is the Viking stone of legend called Iolite, the deep violet-blue gem in the center of our solar compass.
In 1960 a Viking settlement was confirmed at L’Anse Aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada. The Vikings made it to North America five hundred years before Columbus, and before the arrival of the magnetic compass in Europe. The Icelandic sagas speak of a solar compass and the naming of land somewhere to the south as Vinland. Could it have been Maine?
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