This Girl Pulled a 1,500-Year-Old Sword Out Of A Lake and People Now Call Her ‘The Queen of Sweden’

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This is absolutely amazing! Could you imagine going for a swim and then finding a sword that is at least 1,500 years old?


Now imagine being a little girl that is only 8 years old and doing that! That is just what happened to Saga Vanecek! This isn’t a new story, but it’s the first I’m hearing of it.


She was with her family at their holiday home that is located in Jonkoping County, Sweden. She was just playing in the lake when she found it.


Saga Vanecek found the relic in the Vidostern lake while at her family’s holiday home in Jonkoping County. People loved the story so much that they created fan art!


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 broadcaster Sveriges Television

Experts from the local museum had estimates it was about 1,000 years old. However, after more investigation, they now believe it to be about 1,500 years old.

Jonkoping County Museum

It’s not every day that you step on a sword in the lake!

Mikael Nordstrom from the museum said

They Call Her the Queen of Sweden!

They believe Saga was able to find the weapon due to the drought causing the water level to be pretty low. This a pre-Viking-era sword that they thought was a stick at first!

Jonkoping County Museum

The ancient sword is now being kept at a local museum. It is said that it is extremely well preserved and they are now searching the area for more relics and even found a brooch from the 3rd Century!


I wonder what else they’ll find out there! I love this sort of stuff and can’t wait to see what else is unearthed.

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