A Sword In Scandinavia!
An eight-year-old girl recently found a 1,500-year-old sword! Soon after the media reported the incident that took place in South Sweden, the people named Swedish-American Saga Vanecek the “Queen of Sweden“.
Saga visited her ancestral home near Vidöstern Lake to spend the summer holidays. While playing near the Lake, she found the pre-Viking-era sword. She said: “I was outside in the water, throwing sticks and stones and stuff to see how far they skip, and then, I found some kind of stick.” Saga told the Swedish news website The Local: “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. 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.”
Meanwhile, Saga’s father Andy Vanecek reportedly mentioned that the Iron Age sword still has its scabbard, made of wood and leather, intact. He claimed that it’s “the first sword of its kind to ever be found in Scandinavia“.
Mikael Nordström – an expert from the Jonkopings Lans Museum – claimed that the sword is at least 1,500-year-old. Describing the discovery of the relic as spectacular, the expert stressed that it was “about 85cm long and there is also preserved wood and metal around it”.
The fibula (brooch) is about 6cm tall
Nordström informed the press that the archaeologists searched the lake again after Saga found the sword and discovered a prehistoric brooch. According to the expert, the archaeologists first thought that the area was a grave site. However, they came to the conclusion that it was actually a place of sacrifice.
It is said that King Arthur was bequeathed a right to rule Britain after being handed the Excalibur sword, attributed with magical powers, by the Lady of the Lake. So, the people have started comparing the little Swedish girl with King Arthur!
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