2 graves with vertically buried Viking swords found in Sweden

(ORDO NEWS) — They found two Viking swords in adjacent graves, which were buried vertically, as if they were standing on a point.

Whoever set iron swords perpendicular to the ground some 1,200 years ago clearly did so on purpose, as it would have taken a lot of effort possibly using a stone or hammer to drive the weapon about 40 centimeters into the ground.

It is not known why these two swords were buried upright, but there are many possibilities, one of which is that the standing swords served as a link to the Norse warrior god Odin and his domain of Valhalla.

It is in Valhalla, led by Odin, that the slain warriors live, said the team of archaeologists Arkeologerna, which helped find the sword.

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