Eight year old Swedish-American Saga Vanecek was playing in lake Vidöstern when she found a sword from before the vikings.
”I was outside in the water, throwing sticks and stones and stuff to see how far they skip, and then I found some kind of stick," Saga told The Local.”
The sword is believed to be from 400-500 AD. That is at least 200 years before the vikings roamed in Sweden. Some weeks later archaeologists found a brooch in the same place.
Stories like this are cool. Every year “new” rune stones and other viking era finds are uncovered around Sweden. Many by archaeologists, but some also by ordinary citizens.