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New history magazine published in Iceland

A new monthly history magazine Sagan öll (“The Whole Story”), which specializes in the history of Iceland, was published for the first time this week.

The magazine will feature world history, with a special emphasis on Icelandic history, in both text and pictures. The goal is to present history in a curious and entertaining way, as Morgunbladid reports.

The first issue covers new findings about the first inhabitants of Reykjavík, who may have been walrus hunters, and not farmers, as is widely believed.

The debut issue also contains a long article by Gudni Th. Jóhannesson, the historian who recently revealed that prominent left-thinking political personalities in Iceland had been spied on during the Cold War.

Additionally, Sagan öll contains an article about Cleopatra, the fall of Constantinople and the Falkland War. It also covers the history of everyday inventions like the vacuum cleaner.

The editor of the new magazine is Illugi Jökulsson, a well-known journalist, writer and radio presenter in Iceland.

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