Broken Pieces Rare Viking Sword Reunited After 1200 Years Apart

Broken Pieces Rare Viking Sword Reunited After 1200 Years Apart

Broken Pieces Rare Viking Sword Reunited After 1200 Years Apart

Two pieces of an ornate Viking sword that were separated for about 1,200 years have been reunited and still fit together like a puzzle. The pieces were discovered a year apart by amateur treasure hunters in Norway.

The first find came last year when a metal detectorist in Stavanger, along Norway’s west coast, discovered a small, strange piece of metal while snooping around a farm. The man gave the fragment to the local archaeological museum and wasn’t sure what it was — until this spring, when his friend and fellow metal detectorist dug up the rest of the artifact nearby. Those two small pieces of metal turned out to be part of a huge Viking Age sword.