Archaeologists have announced the incredible discovery of an ancient sword they call ‘Excalibur’ embedded in a rock at the bottom of a river. As The Daily Mail reports:
The famous mythical legend of King Arthur goes that he pulled his magical Excalibur sword from the stone it was forged in.
And now archaeologists have somewhat mirrored the fabled tale – after excavating a 700-year-old weapon found embedded in rock at the bottom of a lake…
‘The sword was stuck in a solid rock, so special care was needed when pulling it out.
‘This is the first sword found near the medieval city of Zvečaj, so it has dual value – both scientifically and historically,’ she said.
Discoveries like this make one wonder whether there is more fact to ancient historical tales than many have previously believed.