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Ancient Viking Sword Found on Mountain in Norway (Video)

Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:05
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A reindeer hunter exploring a mountain in Norway stumbled upon a rather remarkable find in the form of an ancient Viking sword.

Found simply sitting on the ground atop the mountain at an amazing altitude of 5,300 feet above sea level, the newly-discovered weapon is believed to be around 1,100 years old.

Although archaeologists say that the sword is fairly standard as far as Viking relics go, the fact that it was recovered at such an odd location makes it particularly noteworthy.

Additionally, they point to the preservation of the sword, which appears to be intact and still solid after a millennium of being exposed to the elements, as a testament to the skills of its Viking creators.

While they stressed that the relic was not recovered from ice, researchers expressed little doubt that the sword certainly endured its fair share of wintry conditions over the course of a millennium on the mountain.

As to the owner of the sword, archeologists are left with a bit of a mystery in that regard as the lack of any other artifacts near the piece have left them wondering why a Viking would have gone to a remote mountain with only the weapon and nothing else.

One aspect of the story that is less perplexing is how the sword wound up being found now as experts theorize that receding ice patches due to global warming exposed the weapon for the first time in ages.

Should that be the case, the discovery of the sword may constitute one of the very few good things to have occured recently due to climate change.

Source: Fox News

 

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  • DK

    Not the first posting on BIN but I will explain, from the 8th Century to the 15th there were Varangians (the Byzantines word) for Vikings who had settled east of the Baltic through Russia and into what became Ukraine. They form the Vangard or Varangian Guard in Byzantine service for nearly 700 years, the relationship was such that the Orthodox Catholic Church was able to replicate the Byzantine empire in Rus within a few decades of its fall. Weapons were issued but sometimes brought back, the exact way of producing Spanish steel has not been kept even today, the Roman Gladius was originally bronze until the invasion of Iberia by Scipio during the Punic wars when the recipe of making it was captured Roman steel was therefore vastly superior to Viking steel(only the Picts cauld make better)

    The Smiths of the Danes often made copies with inferior Steel of famous blades, the blood channel was not Roman and Roman hilts were ornate often inlaid with Ivory, Pearl, and Gold even a common soldiers weapon would have some ornamentation to do with the Legion. See also Ulfberht Swords which were often copies with inferior steel by Danes, the most highly prized weapon of its time. The name was inscribed on the blade therefore magically imparting the properties of the original which was flexible like a spring to the blade, of course Vikings never carried a spare so money back on personal application only sir.

    The blade is therefore a ‘copy’ of one brought back from Byzantium by a former Legionary. The Vikings were very good Sailors, Axemen and Spearmen, but frankly their swords were pants.

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