People Are Calling This Eight-year-old the 'Queen of Sweden' After She Found an Ancient Sword in a Lake
Bow down to your new queen, world.
According to The Local, an eight-year-old girl named Saga Vanecek found a pre-Viking sword in VidÃ¶stern Lake in Jonkoping County, Sweden earlier this summer. Now people online are calling her the "Queen of Sweden."
The local Jonkopings Lans Museum believes the sword dates back to around 1,500 years ago, the BBC reported.
Apparently, the water was low due to drought and Saga was skipping rocks on the lake when she thought she found an odd-looking stick.
âI picked it up and was going to drop it back in the water, but it h ad 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!',â she said to The Local. After her father inspected the object, he was surprised to see that his daughter had found something pretty extraordinary.
Mikael NordstrÃ¶m, an expert who works at the local museum said the sword was âabout 85 centimeters (33 inches) long and that there is also preserved wood and metal around it,â according to CNN.
Sagaâs sword will be conserved a nd put in the museum .NordstrÃ¶m asked the family initially not to tell too many people about the sword since he was concerned it would âdestroy the possibility of finding things later.â
Since they found the sword, the museum staff have been searching the lake for more artifacts, including a brooch from the 3rd Century, according to the BBC.
But now that the story has circulated online, many people have been giving Saga her new, regal title. Sagaâs family is originally from Minnesota and only moved to Sweden last year to be closer to extended family, according to The Local.
While some people might not think finding a sword in a lake a solid basis for a system of government, we personally welcome the new queen with open arms.Source: Google News Sweden | Netizen 24 Sweden