Hvalsey Church, near Qaqortoq, Greenland
Hvalsey (Greenlandic Qaqortukukooq) is a location near Qaqortoq, Greenland and the site of a number of Greenland’s best-preserved Norse ruins in what was known by the Norse as the Eastern Settlement. It is the site of the largest and best-preserved ruins from the Norse period, Hvalseyjarkirkja. The last written records of the Norse Greenlanders are from a 1408 marriage in the church of Hvalsey — today the most well-preserved of the Norse ruins.
Keywordschapel, remains, parish, hvalsey Qaqortoq Greenland church, norse ruins, remnants, rubble, debris
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 10) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)