National Geographic : 1898 Mar
DWELLINGS OF THE SAGA-TIME IN ruins of the houses themselves. The walls were narrower than the Icelandic walls, and, although they were built of layers of turf and stone or sometimes of turf on a foundation of stone, the middle space, filled in with earth, had almost disappeared, as may be seen in the sketch. The long platforms of stone along the walls, the pavements, thresholds, and scattered fireplaces recall similar constructions in Iceland. In 1261 Greenland became subject to the Crown of Norway, and to this influence the Danes attribute certain differences be ... 4r2:.. -. -y.ve... - 0 ,-.5- 1", 10 SUPPOSED SITE OF THE HOUSE OF ERIK THE RED IN GREENLAND Meddelelser om Gronland, vol. xvi. Daniel Brunn tween the customs of the Norsemen in Iceland and in Greenland, which I need not describe here.* Perhaps the difference in archi tecture is due to the same cause. The ruin of the house found on the supposed site of Brattahlid, the abode of Erik the Red, looks as if it might have been remodeled several times since that fearless Norseman first settled in the land. * Meddelelser om Gronland, vol. xvi, p. 490.