Vikings in New York

The acclaimed exhibit Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga, which chronicles the westward of expansion of Norse explorers to North America in the 10th and 11th centuries, has moved from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

The exhibit features original and reproduced artefacts from Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland and Canada as well as a reproduction of the famous - or infamous - Kensington Stone of Minnesota. The Kensington Stone, whose carved runes tell of an expedition by Norwegians and Swedes in the 14th century, was purportedly discovered by a farmer in Minnesota more than 100 years ago. Most experts consider it a fake but it also has vociferous defenders. The exhibition runs through January 18, 2001.