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Viking

 
Author Assif
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#1 | Posted: 23 Dec 2015 08:04 | Edited by: Assif 
Viking (4)
http://www.worldheritagesite.org/categories/category39.html

Birka/Hovgarden
Jelling
L'Anse aux Meadows
Thingvellir

Author Assif
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#2 | Posted: 23 Dec 2015 08:07 
I would go for Thingvellir for the history of democracy and L'Anse aux Meadows for the first European attempt to colonise the Americas.

Author Khuft
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#3 | Posted: 23 Dec 2015 11:28 
I agree with Assif. L'Anse aux Meadows and Thingvellir (which seems to pop up all the time...)

Author winterkjm
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#4 | Posted: 23 Dec 2015 11:39 | Edited by: winterkjm 
Assif:
L'Anse aux Meadows

The most interesting and perhaps important, but in the end it won't make Top 200. Essentially the remains are a couple foundations of sod houses. Unfortunately, there is nothing from the Viking Age that really stands out. Sod and timber in wet climates just does not last long.

Author kkanekahn
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#5 | Posted: 23 Dec 2015 11:56 
I would go only for Thingvellir

Author elsslots
Admin
#6 | Posted: 23 Dec 2015 12:25 
Supporting both Thingvellir and L'Anse aux Meadows

Author Solivagant
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#7 | Posted: 23 Dec 2015 15:17 | Edited by: Solivagant 
Birka/Hovgarden - NO - a bit regional. The role of the Vikings in the Middle Ages is better represented by others below
Jelling - NO - The bringing of Christianity to Scandinavia? Again - a bit too regional I think
L'Anse aux Meadows - MAYBE. The problem is that nothing is visible but I think this "cul de sac" of history is also one of the great "what ifs" and probably justifies inclusion!
Thingvellir - YES - other "Parliaments" are really far more significant in terms of World history but this does bring in an early, and "iconic" example of "democratic" self government and also the voyages of the Vikings. te

Author clyde
Partaker
#8 | Posted: 23 Dec 2015 17:18 
My selection:

Thingvellir

Author elsslots
Admin
#9 | Posted: 24 Dec 2015 00:46 
Looks like we're done with this quickly. Summarizing:

Birka/Hovgarden
Jelling
L'Anse aux Meadows - remains of earliest example of European presence in North America
Thingvellir - early, and "iconic" example of "democratic" self government and also the voyages of the Vikings

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