In The News: 8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Ancient Sword From Swedish Lake

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In the News

In The News: 8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Ancient Sword From Swedish Lake

An 8-year-old Swedish girl made an incredible discovery while wading in lake Vidöstern.

According to NPR, Saga Vanacek was playing in the lake when she pulled out a 33-inch sword that is believed to be 1,500 years old. Later searches produced a piece of metal jewelry that dates to 300-400 A.D. The Local broke the story, reporting that Saga was throwing sticks and skipping rocks when she picked up “some kind of stick,” which turned out to be the sword.

CNN International reported that locals are dubbing the little girl “Queen of Sweden,” reminding some of King Arthur and Excalibur. Queen Saga…it has a nice ring to it.

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