Mint egy monda: a szőke kislány egy ősi kardra lelt egy svéd tóban…
Az 1000-1500 éves fegyverre egy nyolcéves svéd gyerek bukkant rá. A vikingek előtti időkben kovácsolt vasra Saga Vanecek úszás közben figyelt fel.
Jönköping város környékén, egy gyönyörű tóban lubickolt Saga Vanecek, amikor valami feltűnt neki a víz mélyén. A Vidostern-tó egy ősi kovácsoltvas fegyvert rejtett, amely minimum ezer éves, de akár 1500 esztendeje is készülhetett.
Nem minden nap lépsz bele egy kardba a strandon.
– lelkendezik Mikael Nordstrom, a helyi múzeum részéről.
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Summer 2018. An eight-year-old Swedish-American girl came across an exciting find swimming at her local lake, when she pulled an ancient sword from its depths. It’s not every day that one steps on a sword in the lake!” Mikael Nordström from Jönköpings Läns Museum said when explaining the significance of the find. But that’s exactly what happened to Saga Vanecek, who found the relic at the Vidöstern lake in Tånnö, Småland earlier this summer. “I was outside in the water, throwing sticks and stones and stuff to see how far they skip, and then I found some kind of stick,” Saga told The Local. “I picked it up and was going to drop it back in the water, but it had a handle, and I saw that it was a little bit pointy at the end and all rusty. I held it up in the air and I said ‘Daddy, I found a sword!’ When he saw that it bent and was rusty, he came running up and took it,” she continued. The water at the lake by the family’s summer house was low this year due to drought, which may have been part of the reason Saga was able to reach the sword. Because of this, the family was putting a buoy out in the lake to warn other boats of an underwater slab of concrete which was dangerous in the low water levels. “I asked Saga to bring the buoy, but she was taking her time like a kid does, playing in the water,” her father, Andy Vanecek, recalled. “I was getting impatient because the World Cup game was about to start!” It was initially reported that the sword was at least 1,000 years old, but the museum later contacted The Local to clarify that they believe it may be even older, estimated to date back to the 5th or 6th century AD, pre-Viking Age. The find has prompted huge interest from archaeologists and historians. “It’s about 85 centimentres long, and there is also preserved wood and metal around it,” explained Mikael Nordström from the museum. “We are very keen to see the conservation staff do their work and see more of the details of the sword.” #ancient #vikinghistory #swedishhistory #sagavanecek #sword #vikings
Idén nyáron nagyon alacsony volt a víz szintje, ezért is kerülhetett elő a fegyver.
Valamit kitapogattam a lábammal. Kiemeltem a vízből, és szóltam apámnak, hogy egy kard lehet, amit találtam.
A felfedezés hatására régészeti feltárásokat kezdtek a környéken, így a BBC.com szerint jó eséllyel kerülhetnek elő még évezredes tárgyak.
Saga Vanecek, an eight-year-old Vikings fan originally from MN, recently found a Viking era sword at Vidöstern Lake in Sweden. Talk about showing your Vikings pride! #Skol Saga!
?: Andy Vanecek pic.twitter.com/V4qBrgTEMi
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 4, 2018