Monday, 12 September 2016
Tenth century Viking sword discovered in Iceland
A few friends hunting for geese accidentally discovered an impressive Viking sword this weekend which they handed over to the Cultural Heritage Centre of Iceland.
The sword was found in Hrífunes, South Iceland.
Only 20 such swords have been found in Iceland and this one is in a very good condition.
Experts believe it dates from between 900 - 1000 AD and that it was placed in a pagan grave.
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