The site has a long history of habitation. The area around Nuuk was first occupied by the ancient pre-Inuit, Paleo-Eskimo people of the Saqqaq culture as far back as 2200 BC when they lived in the area around the now abandoned settlement of Qoornoq. For a long time it was occupied by the Dorset culture around the former settlement of Kangeq but they disappeared from the Nuuk district before AD 1000. The Nuuk area was later inhabited by Viking explorers in the 10th century, and shortly thereafter by Inuit peoples. Inuit and Norsemen both lived with little interaction in this area from about 1000 until the disappearance of the Norse settlement for uncertain reasons during the 15th century.
Nuuk is the fifth solo album from German ambient music producer, Thomas Köner. Originally released in 1997 as a part of the Driftworks 4-CD box set (along with albums from Nijiumu, Pauline Oliveros & Randy Raine-Reusch and Paul Schütze), it was re-released in 2004 by Mille Plateaux with a DVD containing films made from still images to accompany the music.
My next novel flopped, my marriage was in trouble and, to cap it all, I was fired from my day job as a magazine editor ... This was a bold decision, as many Danes have sought a new life in Greenland and failed, but I was lucky enough to land a job at Nuuk’s town hall ... Life in Nuuk was quite unlike anything I had experienced before.