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    Thumbs Up Girl, 8, Pulls a 1,500-Year-Old Sword From a Lake in Sweden

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45753455



    An eight-year-old found a pre-Viking-era sword while swimming in a lake in Sweden during the summer.

    Saga Vanecek found the relic in the Vidöstern lake while at her family's holiday home in Jönköping County.

    The sword was initially reported to be 1,000 years old, but experts at the local museum now believe it may date to around 1,500 years ago.

    "It's not every day that you step on a sword in the lake!" Mikael Nordström from the museum said.

    The level of the water was extremely low at the time, owing to a drought, which is probably why Saga uncovered the ancient weapon.

    "I felt something in the water and lifted it up. Then there was a handle and I went to tell my dad that it looked like a sword," Saga told the Sveriges Radio broadcaster.

    Saga's father Andy Vanecek told the English-language website The Local he initially thought his daughter had found an unusual stick or branch in the water.

    It was only after he asked a friend to take a closer look did he discover that it was likely to be an ancient relic.

    The local museum - which is now preserving the historic item - said the sword was extremely well-preserved.

    Saga's discovery led the museum and local council to carry out further excavations at the site, finding a brooch from the 3rd Century.

    The Jönköping county museum said that its investigation of the lake is unfinished and it could yet turn up more ancient items.

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    8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Ancient Sword From Lake, Is Our Ruler Now - Long may Saga reign.



    Legend holds that King Arthur’s reign was foreseen by an enchanted lady in a lake, who granted him the sword Excalibur. By the same rules, Saga Vanecek, an eight-year-old Swedish girl, is now on a divine path to rule a great kingdom after she discovered a 1,000-year-old sword in a lake.

    The sword may be Viking in origin and could date back to Arthurian times, in the 5th or 6th centuries, according to experts at the Jönköpings Läns Museum. That its discoverer is literally named Saga is further proof that this is the stuff of legends.

    Vanecek found the rusted weapon over the summer while swimming in Vidöstern Lake in Småland with her family. "I felt something with my hand and thought it was a stick, and then I lifted it up and it had a handle that looked like it was a sword,” she recounted in an interview with the Swedish news site Värnamo Nyheter.

    “Then I lifted it up and shouted at Dad: ‘Daddy I found a sword!’"

    When Vanecek showed her father the relic, Värnamo Nyheter reported, he recognized that it was probably valuable, and consulted with friends about who to contact for an expert opinion. That led him to touch base with Annie Rosén, an archeologist at the Jönköpings Läns Museum, who immediately cut her vacation short to see the sword for herself. Rosén and her colleagues at the museum are now studying and preserving the ancient weapon, and plan to put it on display next year.

    "It's about 85 centimeters long, and there is also preserved wood and metal around it," museum head Mikael Nordström told The Local. "We are very keen to see the conservation staff do their work and see more of the details of the sword."

    "Why it has come to be [in Vidöstern Lake], we don't know," he added. "When we searched a couple of weeks ago, we found another prehistoric object; a brooch from around the same period as the sword, so that means—we don't know yet—but perhaps it's a place of sacrifice.”



    Vanecek and her family were advised to keep the find a secret until the autumn, so that experts could scan the lake for other artifacts without public interference. Now that she’s able to recount her tale, she called the experience “pretty cool and a bit exciting."

    Source: Vice.com
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    ... and the nigger who was made Minister for Culture by the Swedish government (that Swedes would have been justified in Breivikking years ago) confiscates the thing and has it melted down to make bling for her homies...

    Can you prevent this?
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    Vaneczech sounds Polish to me .

    In fourty years to come , hundreds of Muslim girls will be named "Saga" .
    Mk 10:18 What do you call me a good master, no-one is good .

    Gylfaginning 1.39 But on wine alone Odin in arms renowned Forever lives.

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    She pulls a centuries–old sword from a lake at age eight.
    Her name (Saga) literally means “a long story of heroic achievement”.


    Now that’s some pretty heavy foreshadowing. We better keep an eye on this kid.


    How do you top that moment in life where you are pulling 1500-year-old swords out of lakes at 8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chlodovech View Post
    8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Ancient Sword From Lake, Is Our Ruler Now - Long may Saga reign.



    Legend holds that King Arthur’s reign was foreseen by an enchanted lady in a lake, who granted him the sword Excalibur. By the same rules, Saga Vanecek, an eight-year-old Swedish girl, is now on a divine path to rule a great kingdom after she discovered a 1,000-year-old sword in a lake.

    The sword may be Viking in origin and could date back to Arthurian times, in the 5th or 6th centuries, according to experts at the Jönköpings Läns Museum. That its discoverer is literally named Saga is further proof that this is the stuff of legends.

    Vanecek found the rusted weapon over the summer while swimming in Vidöstern Lake in Småland with her family. "I felt something with my hand and thought it was a stick, and then I lifted it up and it had a handle that looked like it was a sword,” she recounted in an interview with the Swedish news site Värnamo Nyheter.

    “Then I lifted it up and shouted at Dad: ‘Daddy I found a sword!’"

    When Vanecek showed her father the relic, Värnamo Nyheter reported, he recognized that it was probably valuable, and consulted with friends about who to contact for an expert opinion. That led him to touch base with Annie Rosén, an archeologist at the Jönköpings Läns Museum, who immediately cut her vacation short to see the sword for herself. Rosén and her colleagues at the museum are now studying and preserving the ancient weapon, and plan to put it on display next year.

    "It's about 85 centimeters long, and there is also preserved wood and metal around it," museum head Mikael Nordström told The Local. "We are very keen to see the conservation staff do their work and see more of the details of the sword."

    "Why it has come to be [in Vidöstern Lake], we don't know," he added. "When we searched a couple of weeks ago, we found another prehistoric object; a brooch from around the same period as the sword, so that means—we don't know yet—but perhaps it's a place of sacrifice.”



    Vanecek and her family were advised to keep the find a secret until the autumn, so that experts could scan the lake for other artifacts without public interference. Now that she’s able to recount her tale, she called the experience “pretty cool and a bit exciting."

    Source: Vice.com
    Would arm myself and fight for her rightful Kingdom.

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    Wow that's an amazing find!

    I'm amazed there was still some preserved wood on it after all that time

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    Almost certainly the sword was thrown into the lake as a religious offering. That was a Celtic practice too.

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    Here is another article about Saga's sword. From the article I guess she found it during June or July, during the World Cup games, but the local museum asked her to not tell anyone about it until Autumn.

    https://www.thelocal.se/20181004/eig...word-from-lake

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    https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/co...t-sword-419611

    I knew this sounded familiar! A 7 year old girl pulled a sword from a lake in Cornwall last year.

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