Historic discovery has been made by a young Swedish girl.
8 years old Saga Vanecek, a Swedish girl made a groundbreaking discovery while having a great time alone in a lake by Tanno, in southern Sweden, the young girl came across an ancient Viking sword, which has been dated back at least 1,000 years. in her words, she thought it was a stick,
“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 news site. “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”
Mikael Nordstrom who works at Jonkopings Lans Museum describes the Sword to Local Sweden, he said,
“It’s not every day that one steps on a sword in the lake!” Mikael Nordstrom, who works at the museum
“It’s about 85 cm long, and there is also preserved wood and metal around it,” Nordstrom explained. “We are very keen to see the conservation staff do their work and see more of the details of the sword.”
However, Mikael as said that it would take at least a year before the sword would be put on exhibition, due to the conservation process which takes a while,
“Why it has come to be there, we don’t know,” he said. “When we searched a couple of weeks ago, we found another prehistoric object; a brooch from around the same period as the sword, so that means—we don’t know yet—but perhaps it’s a place of sacrifice,” he speculated. “At first we thought it could be graves situated nearby the lake, but we don’t think that any more.”
While Saga’s discovery is unique, particularly because of how she found the ancient weapon, archaeologists have been unearthing numerous significant Viking finds in recent months.