Girl finds sword

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  1. Debi

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    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.

    The discovery of the sword was kept under wraps by the Vanacek family and museum staff for the last few months so that archeologists could search the lake for other historic objects before word reached ambitious treasure hunters with a similar agenda. Although they did not find anything as amazing as Saga's find, teams of divers did recover a brooch and a coin from the 18th century. Much to the Vanacek family's delight, the sword is slated to be put on display at the museum at some point in the future once it has been properly restored.
     
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    Good find. Was the sword in the video the restored version ? I hope not. I'd like to see what the restoration folks did.
     
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    I read about this a couple of days ago quite amazing, a once in a lifetime event for sure
     
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    I saw it and kept meaning to get it over here. And then I'd get distracted again....lol Finally got it here!
     
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    A friend and I are buying a metal detector shortly, lots of Roman places around here so maybe get a coin or two which would make me very happy, worth nothing but the history...
     
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    Armand and T-Bob have been talking metal dectetors for a year or two now..lol. More treasure hunters for you to talk with here.
     
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    yes, i was going to buy a metal detector and start that hobbie but that is the day i met kellie and nevr did buy one
     
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    I bought one, but haven't had a lot of time to use it.
     
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    The sword is an amazing find. A few years back while doing an archaeological survey along the Osage River, below Bagnell Dam, I walked out into the river to get the mud off my boots. The water levels were low, to allow us to survey. I kicked an object in the water. I reached down pull it up and see what it was. It turned out to be a piece of pottery, thrown on a wheel, but in the design of a Mississippian Indian water bottle. Apparently made by some of the first Europeans in the area, and influenced bu the protohistoric natives.
     
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    so did the museum buy it from the little girl? it must be worth a mint.
     

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