"It's not every day that one steps on a sword in the lake!" Mikael Nordström from Jönköpings Läns Museum told The Local when explaining the significance of the find.I love that the eight year-old girl's name is Saga.
But that's exactly what happened to Saga Vanecek, who found the relic at the Vidöstern lake in Småland earlier this summer.
"I felt something in the water and lifted it up. It was a handle, and I told my dad that it looked like a sword!" Saga told Sveriges Radio, recalling the moment. "It was pretty cool and a bit exciting."
It was initially reported that the sword was at least 1,000 years old, but the museum later contacted The Local to clarify that they believe it may be even older, estimated to date back to the 5th or 6th century AD, pre-Viking Age.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Saga the Sword-Finder
From Eight-year-old Swedish girl pulls pre-Viking era sword from lake by Catherine Edwards.