Eight-year-old Swedish-American girl pulls pre-Viking era sword from lake

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Eight-year-old Swedish-American girl pulls pre-Viking era sword from lake

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:54 pm

Eight-year-old Swedish-American girl pulls pre-Viking era sword from lake
The Local (Sweden)
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.

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So now she is the rightful monarch come to save Sweden as was foretold, right? :mrgreen:
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Re: Eight-year-old Swedish-American girl pulls pre-Viking era sword from lake

Post by gnome » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:58 pm

No watery tart lobbing it to her. No monarchy.
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Re: Eight-year-old Swedish-American girl pulls pre-Viking era sword from lake

Post by shemp » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:42 am

gnome wrote:
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No watery tart lobbing it to her. No monarchy.
Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
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Post by Doctor X » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:18 am

Be quiet!

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Re: Eight-year-old Swedish-American girl pulls pre-Viking era sword from lake

Post by ed » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:53 pm

It looks Viking, not proto Viking. The pommel is that hazelnut profile thing. And the cross guard is typical. We'll see.
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Re: Eight-year-old Swedish-American girl pulls pre-Viking era sword from lake

Post by gnome » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:50 am

Why do you hate little girls?
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: Eight-year-old Swedish-American girl pulls pre-Viking era sword from lake

Post by shemp » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:21 pm

Doctor X wrote:
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Be quiet!

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Post by Doctor X » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:41 pm

Bloody peasant!

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Re: Eight-year-old Swedish-American girl pulls pre-Viking era sword from lake

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:53 am

shemp wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:42 am
gnome wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:58 pm
No watery tart lobbing it to her. No monarchy.
Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
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