Seen here looking suspiciously like the sword I lost in a lake over a thousand years ago, this is a shot of the 1,500-year old pre-viking era sword that 8-year old Saga Vanecek found in Lake Vidostern in Sweden while vacationing with her family. That's awesome it was found, but I really would like it back now.
The level of the water was extremely low at the time, owing to a drought, which is probably why Saga uncovered the ancient weapon.
"I felt something in the water and lifted it up. Then there was a handle and I went to tell my dad that it looked like a sword," Saga told the Sveriges Radio broadcaster.
The local museum, where the sword is now being kept, said it was extremely well-preserved.
Saga's discovery led the museum and local council to carry out further excavations at the site, finding a brooch from the 3rd Century.
The Jonkoping county museum said that its investigation of the lake is unfinished and it could yet turn up more ancient items.
I wonder how many people it's killed. "I thought it was yours, shouldn't you know?" I mean it is mine, but you can't expect an undead warlock to remember just how many enemies he slayed fifteen hundred years ago. "Not again with the undead warlock shit." Listen -- this is my world we're living in, okay? If you don't like it you can be sword victim number 2,274. "But--" Of course I kept count I just wanted to brag.
Keep going for a BBC news report while I wonder if *putting on cool guy shades* she also found any Swedish Fish.
Thanks to Scott R, who plans on hitting the lake this weekend and bringing back at least an old crossbow.