Tjodhildes Church, Qassiarsuk

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  • Just below the statue of Erik the red, and not far from the pier, about 10 -15 minutes walk, there are ruins of the ancient Viking settlement. This reconstructed small church is made of wood and turf....  more »
  • This church was the first Christian church built in American territory from which it transpires, 500 years before the arrival of Cristobal Colón to the americas. The history of this church is a curious phenomenon. In this area, Erick red developed the first permanent colony Viking after being banished three years in Iceland. Greenland is not a land with too many natural resources, so that trade is key to stock up on materials like wood. Since we must remember that in Greenland there trees. After his banishment try to trade with the Vikings who lived in Iceland but a problem arose him. The Vikings based their beliefs in gods associated with nature, but during his exile Christianity had already reached Iceland. For this reason forced you Erick red to convert to Christianity, baptized and commit themselves to spread it where out, including the construction of a church in the settlement of Qassiursaq. After many pressures agreed, which meant that the Church was built. Currently only resists the base of the Church and you are visiting, is a replica of as it is thought that it might be at the time.
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