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Here is a 6th century Saxon grave at Barrow Clump in Wiltshire, UK. Featured is a spear head and a sword. That sword looks to have an unusually long blade for this period. -

https://www.facebook.com/roger.hooper.10/posts/2008628335828471:50
Sword found in Swedish Lake
8 yr old girl finds sword in lake while swimming at family cabin. Quite a nice looking piece for being so shallow in a lake though they did say the lake was very low due to draught. Very cool! Look forward to more info when some work on the sword has been done. Hopefully the local museum is well budgeted.

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USA Today couple of pics

BBC Coverage I PIc

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Finnish Article? with pic of broach piece
Better pics
Here is some new video, with much better detail and angles from NBC. Obviously blade is still in scabbard with quite a bit of the covering remaining. Will be interesting to see how this comes through preservation and what the details will show.

Edit fixed link to go to video that deals with sword find, but they edited out the closeups of the sword. Did anyone keep a copy?

Better video of Sword
New Norwegian boat burial site
Wow - can not wait to see what they dig up - hope its not too damaged from being plowed over to reduce the ground cover to 50 cm ...
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/15/viking-ship-burial-discovered-in-norway-just-50cm-underground
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Michael A. H. wrote:
Wow - can not wait to see what they dig up - hope its not too damaged from being plowed over to reduce the ground cover to 50 cm ...
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/15/viking-ship-burial-discovered-in-norway-just-50cm-underground


I just saw this as well Michael it does look very promising with its context and if it has not been messed with could be very interesting find. Not sure when they would look at a dig of such a find, its one of those big projects.

Here is the NatGeo article not as much info as The Guardian though.

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CNN has a video with more visuals and layout of site depicted here
Viking Sword found in Antalya province.
I find this incredibly interesting as it is so rare to find material surviving artifacts from the Nordic cultures in the places like Turkey even though their participation in the historical period is well known. Not to mention the article is pretty well written for a sword find article, Usually they spend most of the article taking about some misinformation or King Arthur here its straight forward and well stated.

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Craig
A sword, probably a XIVth century one, found in Ain, Valencia region in Spain.

https://apuntmedia.es/va/noticies/societat/troben-una-espasa-medieval-a-ain-durant-les-obres-al-castell

https://www.cope.es/emisoras/comunidad-valenciana/castellon-provincia/castellon/noticias/encuentran-una-espada-medieval-las-obras-del-castillo-ain-20181226_316183?fbclid=IwAR0F08jhRrLT4zvEneluUQFdkoAkagIA8EiS147gQ8XOhEAVwjEgpvxGzKY
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Mark Lewis wrote:
Niels Just Rasmussen wrote:
A reason is off course that probably a lot of fakes had been attempted, but each find should be looked in itself and with fresh eyes. The most famous case of fake-or-not is the Kensington stone which most people believe was probably made by the Swedish guy, who found the stone.

There is also the case of the Beardmore relics... probably genuine artifacts, but planted by their "discoverer". I have seen these on display in the Royal Ontario Museum.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beardmore_Relics

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I just came across this article about the Beardmore case. Its an interesting read:

https://torontoist.com/2014/11/historicist-an-authentic-viking-hoax/
Iagoba Ferreira wrote:
A sword, probably a XIVth century one, found in Ain, Valencia region in Spain.

https://apuntmedia.es/va/noticies/societat/troben-una-espasa-medieval-a-ain-durant-les-obres-al-castell

https://www.cope.es/emisoras/comunidad-valenciana/castellon-provincia/castellon/noticias/encuentran-una-espada-medieval-las-obras-del-castillo-ain-20181226_316183?fbclid=IwAR0F08jhRrLT4zvEneluUQFdkoAkagIA8EiS147gQ8XOhEAVwjEgpvxGzKY


A wonderful find. Similar to a 13th Islamic example from the Archaeological Museum of Seville.


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Copper Axes
Thats a very nice sword Ian thanks for posting it,

Just saw this pop up but it is supposedly already on display so it may have been mentioned earlier.

Copper Axe find Bulgaria

Cool stuff, obviously a major production stock or very rich patron.

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Craig Johnson wrote:
Thats a very nice sword Ian thanks for posting it,

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Thanks Craig, you might enjoy this example from the Alava arms museum as well. 12th century and one of the best surviving examples I know of.


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