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3,000-year-old sword discovered in Denmark is ‘still sharp’

In 2016, an ancient sword was found in Denmark by two amateur archaeologists in the western part of the large Danish island of Zealand, home to Copenhagen. In the small town of Svebølle, Ernst Christiansen and Lis Therkelsen unearthed the find of a lifetime.

It is not totally unheard of for people in Scandinavia and northern Europe to find relics from the Viking Age, or even earlier, buried in the soil of their homeland.

If you go onto YouTube, you can find many videos of Danes, Norwegians, Germans, or Swedes finding coins and pieces of jewelry with their metal detectors. What is rare is someone finding a sword – though a reindeer hunter in Norway did find one simply sticking out of the ground in the area revealed by a retreating glacier.

However, Christiansen and Therkelsen have got this beat. The sword they found pre-dates the Vikings by around 1,000 years. On top of that, the sword was/is well-preserved and most amazingly, is still sharp. The weapon was found just over a foot under the earth and had been there, untouched since the Nordic Bronze Age.