Goose Hunters Find Thousand-year-old Viking Surprise in a Field

   09.07.16

A group of men were goose hunting in Iceland when they stumbled upon a pretty awesome find.

Apparently, the five men didn’t shoot any birds, but made up for it by finding a huge Viking sword. One of the men took the finding to his Facebook page and then swiftly received a call from the Iceland Cultural Heritage Agency, which then took possession of the artifact.

According to BBC News, the agency’s director, Kris Huld Sigurdardottir, says only 20 swords of this age have been found in Iceland before this one, which adds to the value of this discovery.

The sword is said to be dated back to at least the 10th Century, and the exact location where the sword was found has not been revealed.

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