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Qassiarsuk

Houses of God | Greenland

Issue: "Rocks in their heads?," Sept. 11, 2010

Erik the Red, credited with discovering Greenland, was often a man on the run who settled scores with murder and worshipped Norse gods. But at Qassiarsuk, a settlement on the southern tip of the island, sits a replica of the church Erik the Red built for his wife, who converted to Christianity.

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