Man In Norway Finds 1,265-Year-Old Viking Sword While Hiking

Here's a good reason to go outdoors this weekend. Earlier this month, Goran Olsen was on a hike in the Norwegian village of Haukeli when he caught sight of a 30-inch object under some rocks. It turned out to be a 1,265-year-old, wrought iron Viking sword. The artifact is believed to be from A.D. 750, Norway's Hordaland County Office wrote on its website on Oct. 19. It's in unusually good condition, with a bit of rust on the surface that accumulated after being buried under frost and snow for centuries, according to the site. "It might be used today if you sharpened the edge," Hordaland County Council Conservator Per Morten Ekerhovd told CNN on Oct. 22.  The sword is now safe with the University Museum of Bergen, whose researchers will preserve it and begin a research expedition in Haukeli in spring 2016 -- after the winter snow melts -- the Hordaland County Office wrote. The University thanked Olsen for helping the researchers discover more about the country's history. A sword was one of the most important weapons of a Viking warrior, and swords were celebrated in ancient poetry and sagas about Nordic and Germanic history. "Swords were expensive and highly prized," said Terje Leiren, a Scandinavian studies professor at the University of Washington, in an email to The WorldPost on Thursday. "Many hours of labor went into the making of a good sword, it was labor intensive and good swordmakers, like good shipwrights, were undoubtedly highly regarde...
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