Thor's Hammer: Viking Signpost?

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Kangirsuk, Quebec

In 1964, archaeologist Tom Lee came across an 11-foot tall, two-ton stack of rocks on the shore of the Arnaud River. He named it "Thor's Hammer" because he believed that it was built by 14th century Vikings. Most other archaeologists disagree. The native Inuit might have built it, but why? Its purpose remains mysterious, but it does give tourists a reason to visit the Arnaud River and look for themselves.

Thor's Hammer: Viking Signpost?

Arnaud River, Kangirsuk, PQ, Canada
On the shore of the remote Arnaud River, near Payne Bay, in far-north Quebec. If you fly into Kangirsuk and ask around, you'll probably find someone who can point you to it.
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