Sweden: an 8-year-old girl found a sword from before the Viking era

During holiday games in the lake, an 8-year-old girl found a sword from about 1,500 years ago. Saga Vanecek’s discovery prompted local archaeologists to begin excavating the site of the find.

Saga Vanecek found the relic while playing in Lake Vidostern in the J regionönköping in Sweden, in the area ktorego her grandparents live. The girl was with them on vacation. Due to the drought, the lake’s water level has dropped to an extremely low level, which made it easier to discover the.

– I felt something in the water and picked it up. I thought it was a stick and was going to throw it away, but I felt the handle and noticed that it was a bit pointy at the end and all rusty. I went to tell my dad that it looked like a sword,” Saga said in an interview with the local branch of Sveriges Television.

Saga’s father, Andy Vanecek, rohe also initially thought that his corka found some stick in the lake. It wasn’t until he asked a friend to take a closer look at the find that the friend discovered it was likely an ancient monument. Together they notified the local museum.

The sword is in very good condition, as per swoj century, as confirmed by representatives of the local museum where the ancient weapon ended up. Experts at the museum initially thought the sword might be about 1,000 years old, but over time they have changed their estimates and now say it could be from the 5th or 6th century. This would mean that the sword is from before the Viking eraow.

Saga’s discovery prompted the museum in Jönköping and the local government to conduct further excavations at the site, which resulted in the discovery of a brooch from the same period as the sword. Representatives of the museum said that excavation work around the lake would continue. Perhaps more ancient objects will be discoveredow.

– When I saw the photos, I got goose skorki. Although I was on vacation I immediately went to the lake – admitted Anna Rosén, an archaeologist from the museum Jönköpings Läns.

The sword is 85 centimetersoin length. The find even included a weapon scabbard made of wood and skory. – We don’t know where this sword came from. At first we thought there might be burial sites near the lakeowkow, but we are now leaning toward the version that it is a sacrificial site – said Mikael Nordström, museum employee.