From USA Today: An 8-year-old girl made a fantastic discovery playing in a Swedish lake: a pre-Viking era sword… …That sword, made out of wood, leather and metal, could have been made 1,500 years ago, experts at the Jonkopings Lans Museum said in a press release. Read the full article.
This is an older article from the beginning of the year I ran across recently. From Alehorn: A perfectly balanced Medieval Broadsword went missing in 1943 without a trace, and has evaded enthusiasts and academics for nearly a century. Finally, it’s been found – in a Texas restaurant. The Harriet Dean sword is one of Read more about 600 year old medieval sword discovered[…]
From History.com: After 34 years, one of the most extensive conservation projects in history has come to a close as the salvaged remains of Mary Rose have been placed on full public display. For the first time visitors to the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, England, will have unobstructed views of the flagship of King Read more about Henry VIII’s restored flagship open to public[…]
From the NY Times: A thousand years after the Vikings braved the icy seas from Greenland to the New World in search of timber and plunder, satellite technology has found intriguing evidence of a long-elusive prize in archaeology — a second Norse settlement in North America, further south than ever known. Read the full article.
From Fox News: Experts in the U.K. have discovered the remains of an Anglo-Saxon island, which they are touting as a site of huge archaeological importance… …The amazing Lincolnshire discovery was sparked by Graham Vickers, a local man with a metal detector who unearthed a silver stylus from a disturbed plough field. Vickers reported the Read more about Archaeologists discover ancient Anglo-Saxon Island[…]