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The History Blog Reindeer hunters find Viking sword in Norway

The existence of the sword and no other items of gear, has taken the experts aback. Was this blade placed as a personal offering, the symbolic leaving of an enemy weapon to the gods in return for permitting vengeance to be done? As usual, no answer which does not include extensive group ritual or gross materialistic display, can satisfy the scientists of our dying kind.

A group of reindeer hunters discovered a Viking sword last month while stalking the mountains of Lesja in Oppland, south central Norway. Einar Ambakk found the three-foot-long sword nestled between rocks on August 23rd at more than a mile in altitude...

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