Viking Sword Found in Central Norway

The last time someone used this sword must be more than a thousand years ago. And the archaeologists in the modern time found it out in the central part of Norway. This blog post is about the Viking Sword Found in Tr√łndelag, Norway.

Viking Sword Found in Norway

Another cool thing is that the Viking sword found inside a grave belonged to a Viking man. He must have lived during the 9th or 10th century. Inside the grave was full of weapons including axe, spear, shield, and a sword. The fact that a man was buried with a set of weapons stated that he could have been a warrior. He could have been a farmer too. But the fact that he had a sword excited the archaeologists. Because not all of the Vikings could afford a sword for themselves.

According to some sources, only the wealthy or those who were warriors with high social status could have a sword. Because a sword could cost a lifetime fortune. For the farmers, they only had an axe and shields. Later, they could possess a spear and sword. But not many could afford a sword.

Viking Sword Found in Norway
Viking Sword Found in Norway

Possibly a left-handed warrior?

What made this grave more special is the position of the sword. It rested in the left side of the man. Commonly, the Viking sword found might lie to the right side as a custom. But until this grave, it was a little bit strange. The Vikings believed that when someone died, they would go to the afterlife where he continued to live just like they once did.

So things inside the grave would demonstrate the image of the upper world. And, the position on the left might indicate that the man was left-handed.

Viking Sword Found in Norway

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