|Eight-Year-Old Girl Finds 1,500-Year-Old Sword In Swedish Lake|
Added: 12.10.2018 18:20 | 14 views | 0 comments
Saga Vanecek, 8, was having a normal day of play in Lake Vidostern this past summer. "I like to walk around finding rocks and sticks in the water and then I usually walk around with my hands and knees in the water and in the sand," she told Radio Sweden, as reported by .
That's how she found it: a strange object in the water. It felt like a branch, at first, but when she lifted it up she saw the handle. A moment later, Saga knew just what it was and ran to show her father the sword.
She and her father reported the sword to Swedish authorities, who have now determined the blade to be 1,500 years old.
The sword is "exceptionally well-preserved," according to the head of the cultural heritage department at the Jonkopings County Museum, Mikael Nordstrom. The sword is about 33 inches long and still has its sheath, which is made of wood and leather.