Fall of Civilizations - 4 - The Greenland Vikings - Land of the Midnight Sun
In this episode, Paul Cooper looks at one of the most unlikely tales of a society’s fall is the incredible saga of the Vikings of Greenland. Find out how these European settlers built a society on the farthest edge of their world, and survived for centuries among some of the harshest conditions ever faced by man. Discover how this civilization was able to overcome the odds for so long, and examine the evidence about what happened to cause its final and mysterious collapse. Including Viking poetry, Inuit folktales and thousands upon thousands of walrus.
Sound engineering by Thomas Ntinas
Special thanks to Jordan Ashley Moore (Ancient Literature Dude) for his readings of Old Norse poetry.
Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Title theme: Home At Last by John Bartmann. https://johnbartmann.com/