8-Year-Old Girl Finds Ancient Sword

An eight-year-old girl playing near a lake in Sweden unearthed a rather  stunning find in the form of an ancient sword. According to a local  media report,  Saga Vanecek was at her family's summer home which sits on the shore of  Vidostern Lake in the community of Smaland when she made the remarkable  discovery. While throwing sticks and stones across the lake to see how  far they would skip, the little girl reached into the water and grasped  the handle of the sword.

Vanacek was amazed when she pulled the rusty weapon out of the water and  realized what she had found. The girl's father initially thought that  the nearly-three-foot-long sword was a toy or perhaps a relatively  modern relic of some kind. However, a subsequent examination of the  object by the Jonkopings Lans Museum revealed that it was, in fact,  quite ancient. An assessment by experts suggested that the sword is at  least 1,000 years old and may even pre-date the Viking age.

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