Published On: Mon, Feb 11th, 2019

An Elite Medieval Warrior’s Sword From The 1300s Has Just Been Recovered From A Sewer In Denmark

War symbol. Medieval knight sword on dirty wooden surface.

An engineer and pipe layer working on a sewer in Aalborg, Denmark were recently left stunned when they discovered a double-edged sword trapped within it, and after showing archaeologists their discovery have learned that the sword dates back to the medieval era and that an elite warrior who lived sometime during the 1300s was most likely the proud owner of this weapon.

As Live Science report, the sword’s length has been found to be 3.6 feet (112 centimeters) and archaeologists from the Historical Museum of Northern Jutland have stated that purchasing a sword of this kind during medieval times would have been a very costly purchase, and one which usually only the nobility could have afforded.

“Acquiring a sword in the Middle Ages was an extremely costly affair, and only the warrior elite — who then consisted of the nobility — could afford to carry such a weapon.”

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An Elite Medieval Warrior’s Sword From The 1300s Has Just Been Recovered From A Sewer In Denmark