She came from a very simple family, her grandfather was a freed slave.
Researchers excavated in Iceland and found the remains of an old farm, which, in their opinion, once lived a Viking woman from ancient myths and legends Goodrid Thorbjornsdottir. She is called the first European woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean, according to svt Nyheter. Over the past decade, researchers from Iceland and North America have studied the area of northern Iceland and compiled an accurate map of historical sites. It is in this area in ancient times lived the Vikings. Thanks to this research, they found the ruins of a farm where a prominent Icelandic woman could live. If we take into account the Icelandic genealogy, then Goodrid in the Middle Ages was one of the most famous sailors.
"She came from a very simple family, her grandfather was a freed slave. But still she managed to make some impressive trips to the New World and become a wonderful merchant woman, which deserved respect," - said historian Bo Erickson.
According to experts, the woman crossed the Atlantic Ocean 500 years before the famous Christopher Columbus. Unfortunately, little is known about Goodrid to modern humanity .