Like something out of Arthurian legend, in July 2018, an eight-year-old girl on her summer holiday with her family found a 1500-year-old sword that pre-dates the Vikings!
With drought conditions at the time, the water was much lower than usual in Lake Vidostern, Jonkoping County, Sweden. The young girl found what she believed to be a stick and picked it up, noticing the handle, she headed to tell her father what she had found.
Originally thought to be 1000-years-old, it has now been evaluated as 1500-years-old. Further excavations have been undertaken at the site and a third century brooch has also been discovered, excavations are ongoing.
Images: Jonkoping County Museum