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1000, approximately five centuries prior to the voyages of Christopher Columbus and John Cabot.
After the exploration party returns to base, the Greenlanders decide to return home the following spring.
A possible example is the reference to two different men named Bjarni who are blown off course.
A brief summary of the plots of the two sagas, given at the end of this article, shows other examples.
The 1960 discovery conclusively proved the pre-Columbian Norse colonization of the Americas.
L'Anse aux Meadows may correspond to the camp Straumfjörð mentioned in the Saga of Erik the Red.
In Grænlendinga saga ("Saga of the Greenlanders"), Bjarni Herjólfsson accidentally discovers the new land when travelling from Norway to visit his father in the second year of Eric the Red's Greenland colony (about 986 CE).