Girl Pulls Out a 1,500-Year-Old SWORD from a Lake, Becomes a “Queen”

Girl Pulls Out a 1,500-Year-Old SWORD from a Lake, Becomes a “Queen”

Girl Pulls Out a 1,500-Year-Old SWORD from a Lake, Becomes a “Queen”
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A girl earns “Queen” as a nickname after pulling out a pre-Viking-era sword from a lake in Sweden while on vacation with her family.

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According to a BBC report, Saga Vanecek, 8, decided to take a dip in Vidostern Lake when the water level was extremely low at that time due to a drought. 

“I felt something in the water and lifted it up,” the girl shared in the local media. “Then there was a handle and I went to tell my dad that it looked like a sword,” she continued.

Saga’s father, Andy Vanecek, told the reports that he initially thought his daughter had found an unusual stick or branch in the water. Later on, he found out that it was an ancient relic after asking for a friend to look into it.

The BBC also reported that the Jonkoping County Museum, where the sword is now housed, that the relic was “extremely well-preserved.”

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The local museum initially reported that the sword is about 1,000 years old. Later on, they reported that it may date to around 1,500 years ago.

After Saga’s discovery, the local council and the museum decided to carry out further excavations at the site. They later on found a brooch from the 3rd century.

Authorities are still in hopes of finding ancient relics in the area.