Sunday, 10 January 2010

Greenland is not Green, Iceland is not Ice

After Vikings, in 8th century discovered a beautiful island, covered by green, trees and forests they didn't want other discoverers to come and settle there.
That's why they called this really green island ICELAND, the land of ICE.
That's why when they discovered an island covered by ICE only, they gave it a beautiful name.
They called it GREENLAND in the hope that the pleasant name would attract settlers.

That's why Greenland, which seemed to be green, actually is covered by ice.
By Aziz Shahhuseynov