Norway Farmer Discovers 1,100-Year-Old Viking Sword in His Field 20240606 093443 00001

A archaeological discovery was made on a family farm in Norway’s southwestern Rogaland district. A part-time farmer and ferry engineer, Øyvind Tveitane Lovra unearthed a 1,000-year-old Viking sword while clearing a field. Initially mistaken for a piece of old iron, the artifact was later identified as a rare type of iron sword likely produced in the Frankish Empire.