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1,500-Year-Old Sword Found By 8-Year-Old Swedish Girl

Oct 5, 2018
Originally published on October 5, 2018 7:35 am
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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Legend once held that you could know the king of England because only he could pull a sword from a stone. A girl in Sweden pulled a sword from a lake. Eight-year-old Saga Vanecek - yes, her name is Saga, a word that means a long heroic tale - stepped on it while wading in. A local museum estimates that it's 1,500 years old. For all we know, that's when some medieval 8-year-old borrowed the sword from her dad and dropped it in the water. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.