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Old 12th September 2017, 01:51 AM   #1
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Cool Viking Sword in Norway: Lost & Found ?

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Old 12th September 2017, 04:59 PM   #2
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It looks too good to be true to me.

Wouldn't want it in my collection as it has too many question marks attached.
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Old 12th September 2017, 05:20 PM   #3
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I think the lack of centuries of corrosion tells it all.
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Old 12th September 2017, 07:06 PM   #4
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But what if it had been in a glacial mass and had just melted out 100 years ago.
They're finding bodies in the Alps from 50 years ago or older these days; Iceman etc.
http://www.ancient-origins.net/news...008760/page/0/1

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Old 12th September 2017, 10:39 PM   #5
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But what if it had been in a glacial mass and had just melted out 100 years ago.
They're finding bodies in the Alps from 50 years ago or older these days; Iceman etc.
http://www.ancient-origins.net/news...008760/page/0/1


Even IF... then why isn't it together with the scales? Why would be the grip completely rotten away and the tang beneath almost intact? The very same process that consumed the scales, should have left its bite on the tang as well. At least that's my theory.

It may be a genuine find but... too many question marks for me.

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Old 4th October 2017, 06:33 PM   #6
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I was skeptical at first, but it is being considered genuine by Norwegian archeologist and has been written up in reasonably legitimate publications.
http://www.torontosun.com/2017/09/1...egian-mountains
I'm not sure why you chose to post this in the miscellania section though. Seems like a good regular topic, especially for a website called Vikingsword.
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Old 4th October 2017, 09:08 PM   #7
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https://www.khm.uio.no/english/rese...word_lesja.html

Here the official link with xrays and stuff
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