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8-Year-Old Swedish Girl Is Being Hailed As A Queen For Finding A 1,000-Year-Old Sword In A Lake

By Vanessa Nix Anthony

A young girl found a sword that pre-dates the Vikings in a Lake in Sweden—and some people think she should be queen.  

While playing in Vidöstern lake in Tånnö, Småland, 8-year-old Saga Vanecek stumbled upon a sword that is estimated to date back to the 5th or 6th century AD, according to Mikael Nordström from Jönköpings Läns Museum. 

In an interview with The Local, Vanecek explained how she made the discovery:

I was outside in the water, throwing sticks and stones and stuff to see how far they skip, and then I found some kind of stick. I picked it up and was going to drop it back in the water, but it had a handle, and I saw that it was a little bit pointy at the end and all rusty. I held it up in the air and I said, 'Daddy, I found a sword!’