In this photo taken on Sept. 5, 2017, an ancient Viking sword, believed to date from about 850-950 A.D, that was found slid down between rocks on a mountain during a reindeer hunt in southern Norway, is being measured as it is displayed in Lillehammer. Archeologists believe the sword's preservation was likely due to the quality of the iron, as well as the cold, dry conditions.
In this photo taken on Sept. 5, 2017, an ancient Viking sword, believed to date from about 850-950 A.D, that was found slid down between rocks on a mountain during a reindeer hunt in southern Norway, is being measured as it is displayed in Lillehammer. Archeologists believe the sword's preservation was likely due to the quality of the iron, as well as the cold, dry conditions. Oppland county council via AP Espen Finstad
In this photo taken on Sept. 5, 2017, an ancient Viking sword, believed to date from about 850-950 A.D, that was found slid down between rocks on a mountain during a reindeer hunt in southern Norway, is being measured as it is displayed in Lillehammer. Archeologists believe the sword's preservation was likely due to the quality of the iron, as well as the cold, dry conditions. Oppland county council via AP Espen Finstad

Norwegians find well-preserved Viking-era sword

September 14, 2017 8:59 AM