Like something out of a fairy tale, and 8-year-old girl has discovered an ancient sword that was hidden in a lake. The finding of this pre-Viking-era sword in the Swedish lake, has led to locals cleverly nicknaming the young discoverer, the “Queen of Sweden”.
According to CNN, the Swedish-American girl, Saga Vanecek, was playing in a local lake near her family’s vacation home. While picking up sticks and stones to skip into the water, the young girl stumbled upon a weird looking stick. “I picked it up and was going to drop it back in the water, but it had a handle, and I saw that it was a little bit pointy at the end and all rusty,” Vanecek explained. “I held it up in the air and I said ‘Daddy, I found a sword!’ When he saw that it bent and was rusty, he came running up and took it,” she added.
Experts believe the sword to be about 1,500 years old. They have been amazed by the discovery, and the amount of wood and metal that was left preserved in the almost three-foot sword. An expert from the Jonkopings Lans Museum, Mikael Nordström, expressed his excitement for the ancient sword. “We are very keen to see the conservation staff do their work and see more of the details of the sword,” he said.
The sword also was reportedly found with its original wood and leather scabbard, and has been cited as the first sword of its kind to be discovered in Scandinavia. Saga Vanecek and her family have been very happy over the unique discovery, including her father, who said: “I’m a huge Minnesota Vikings fan, and this looks just like a Viking sword!”
Have you made any crazy discoveries like this before?
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