They then took the sword to a neighbor who had some background in archaeology, and he explained that it looked like a legitimate find, so it was taken to the authorities. The 85-centimeter-long sword is estimated to be from as far back as the 5th or 6th century AD, according to The Local, and is likely pre-Viking.
"Why it has come to be there, we don't know," a representative of the museum the sword was turned over to explained. "When we searched a couple of weeks ago, we found another prehistoric object; a brooch from around the same period as the sword, so that means -- we don't know yet -- but perhaps it's a place of sacrifice."
While Saga had to keep the find a secret (the only person she told was her best friend) to maintain the integrity of the site, she's now been able to go public with it and was even given a party at school, complete with ice cream. It might even be called "Saga's Sword."
h/t The Local