Tenth century Viking sword discovered in Iceland

A few friends hunting for geese accidentally discovered an impressive Viking sword this weekend which they handed over to the Cultural Heritage Centre of Iceland. 

The sword was found in Hrífunes, South Iceland. 

Only 20 such swords have been found in Iceland and this one is in a very good condition. 

Experts believe it dates from between 900 - 1000 AD and that it was placed in a pagan grave. 

Kristín Huld Sigurðardóttir director of the Cultural Heritage Centre says that the find is a very important one. The last Viking sword found in Iceland was over a decade ago. 

The sword will now undergo further eximination to determine its age and origin. 

Watch our video below for footage of the Viking sword. 

Video: Viking sword was "just waiting to be picked up"

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