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L'Anse aux Meadows
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L'Anse aux Meadows

Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Canada
At the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland, the remains of an 11th-century Viking settlement are evidence of the first European presence in North America. The excavated remains of wood-framed peat-turf buildings are similar to those found in Norse Greenland and Iceland.
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