Imagine yourself walking up a mountain range in Oppland, Norway. Then, out of the blue, you stumble across a Viking sword. This happened early September 2017. A reindeer hunter noticed something between the loose stones and pulled out a sword. Two local archaeologists went up the mountain shortly after. They date the sword, that is in excellent condition, to the Viking Age on the basis of its shape.
For all the details and the archaeologists’ very lively story go to their website: Secrets of the Ice. Here below is a share of their video on YouTube:
- Lars Pilø. ‘Breaking News: A Viking Sword Found at High Altitude’. Secrets of the Ice. Accessed 14 September 2017. http://secretsoftheice.com/news/2017/09/05/viking-sword/. ↩