National Geographic : 1964 Nov
Staunch walls of old Hvalsey Church saw the last recorded bit of Norse history in Greenland. Here on September 16, 1408, stranded Icelanders wit nessed a wedding and attested it on their return home. With their report, Norsemen in Greenland disappear in one of history's greatest mysteries. What happened to the thousands of colonists? No one really knows. Greenland girls in bead-embroidered holiday dress visit the farm of Eric the Red at Brattahlid. (ABOVE) ANDJpRGEN MELDGAARD(9 NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Greenlander alive again. When Nor wegians arrived in 1721, none but Eskimos greeted them. The Norse settlers had vanished.