Graduate Student Discovers One of World’s Oldest Swords in Mislabeled Monastery Display

Just weeks after a team of German researchers announced that an archaeology intern had unearthed a spectacular, 2,000-year-old Roman dagger in North Rhine-Westphalia, headlines are touting another student-led discovery centered on one of the oldest swords ever found.
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4 Responses to Graduate Student Discovers One of World’s Oldest Swords in Mislabeled Monastery Display

  1. Sedition says:

    Hopefully, upon the Sunday return, we’ll have an official “Kick a chinaman in his Wuhan” day.

  2. Nemo says:

    Well, that’s pretty cool, although the object doesn’t look like it could cut butter, never mind flesh. But, after being in the ground for a while before being discovered, the edges were probably degraded by corrosion.

  3. warhorse says:

    bit of a stretch to call that a sword…

    I bet cast copper copies will be available from Smoky Mountain Knife Works by the end of the week LOL

  4. ChuckN says:

    I always found it amusing to go to museums and finds mislabeled artifacts. It happens quite frequently actually. Usually something is simply misplaced when changing exhibits, or in this case initially identified and goes years/decades/centuries without ever being questioned. This is definitely a good find. And as a bonus provides everything needed for one heck of a doctoral thesis.

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