Russia

November 24, 2014  (Source: http://siberiantimes.com)

Originally reported on November 21

Intrigue over how German-made 12th century blade, adorned in Sweden, reached Siberia.

The medieval sword was discovered buried under a tree in Novosibirsk region, and scientists are keen to unlock its secrets. The weapon was unearthed by accident  in 1975 and remains the only weapon of its kind ever found in Siberia.

An exciting new theory has now emerged that it could have belonged to Tsar Ivan the Terrible, and came from the royal armoury as a gift at the time of the conquest of Siberia. The hypothesis, twinning an infamous Russian ruler and a revered battle hero, could turn it into one of the most interesting archaeological finds in Siberian history, though for now much remains uncertain.

What Siberian experts are sure about is that the beautifully engraved weapon was originally made in central Europe, and most likely in the Rhine basin of Germany before going to the Swedish mainland, or the island of Gotland, to be adorned with an ornate silver handle and Norse ruse pattern.

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November 24, 2014

Could Rare Sword Have Belonged to Ivan the Terrible?

November 24, 2014  (Source: http://siberiantimes.com) Originally reported on November 21 Intrigue over how German-made 12th century blade, adorned in Sweden, reached Siberia. The medieval sword was […]
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