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Hunters Discover 1,200-Year-Old Hidden Treasure Buried In The Sand

A group of buddies in Iceland went geese hunting, but they didn't catch any fowl that day. Instead, they ended up finding a rare archeological treasure.

Árni Björn Valdimarsson and his friends were having fun on their trip when a hunk of metal laying on the sand caught their eye. Growing more and more curious, they walked over to the object to see what it was.

The item they found was a sword. The ancient sword is believed to have been from the 9th century. The sword was given to the Cultural Heritage Agency to inspect it and it's believed to have belonged to a famous Viking named Ingólfur Arnarson. Arnason was the first Viking who settled permanently in Iceland.

“It just lay there, waiting for us to discover it,” Valdimarsson said. “You can believe there’s more to be found there.”

The area had flooded the previous year and the group believes that the sword was unearthed by the water. It was totally exposed, laying in the sand. Who knows what else might be lurking just below the surface?

Source: Mad World News
Photo: RUN/Gudmundur Bjorn Thorbjornsson

Hunters find a sword buried in the sand.

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