In a move straight out of an Arthurian fable, perfectly named eight-year-old Saga Vanecek recently stumbled upon a pre–Viking-era sword while swimming in Sweden's Vidostern Lake on a family holiday. She noticed something that "felt like a stick" and recalls nearly tossing it aside before pulling out the 1,500-year-old weapon, which had likely been brought closer to the surface due to a drought that kept lake water low. The relic is now being kept at the Jönköpings Läns Museum near the lake, where officials note the find is extremely well-preserved. There is currently a further investigation of the lake to see if any other ancient pieces can be dug up. Watch the child's telling of the incident below — among other things, she says she would like to be helping researchers look for more artifacts, but maybe not until it's warm enough for her to swim again.
Young Girl Named Saga Finds 1,500-Year-Old Pre-Viking Sword in Swedish Lake
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