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An 8-year-old girl found a pre-Vi­king-era sword in Lake Vi­dos­tern, around 250 miles south of Stock­holm, while swim­ming with her fa­mi­ly over the sum­mer ho­li­day. Sa­ga Va­ne­cek ori­gi­nal­ly thought she had “found some kind of stick” be­fore rea­li­sing that the item had a handle. Her fa­mi­ly brought the mys­te­rious ob­ject to Jon­ko­ping Coun­ty Mu­seum, which confir­med that it was a sword, which could be up to 1,500 years old. The 85cm long re­lic has been des­cri­bed as “ex­cep­tio­nal­ly well-pre­ser­ved with sword­skin in wood and lea­ther.” Fol­lo­wing this find, the mu­seum car­ried out fur­ther ex­ca­va­tions at the site in Sep­tem­ber, fin­ding a brooch from the 3rd Cen­tu­ry. Lo­cals and friends have jo­ked that Sa­ga’s dis­co­ve­ry makes her the ‘Queen of Swe­den’, dra­wing pa­ral­lels with Ex­ca­li­bur.

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