Friday, September 15, 2017

Viking Sword from the Norwegian Mountains

Wouldn't it be nice to just be walking along and then, hey, isn't that a Viking sword lying there? It actually happened to two Norwegian reindeer hunters. It probably dates to between 850 and 950 CE, the height of the Viking age. Nobody knows how it got onto this remote mountain; perhaps it was carried by a desperate fugitive like the Neolithic Ice Man, except that in Norway his body was eaten by bears and only the sword remained.

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