June 12, 2003

Sixth-grader finds Viking ring

News from Norway:

A sixth grader unearthed a ring during a class outing to Borre National Park, where children could try their hands at archeology. The ring was likely part of a larger piece of woman's jewelry and probably over 1,000 years old, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports.

Magnus Hempel Naess was on a field trip with Galleberg Elementary School from Sande when he made the exciting discovery at the Midgard Historical Center. Magnus was digging near the ship mound where the major Borre find was made. "I was digging for something like this and there it was!" the sixth grader said. Magnus noticed the ring shining in the sun and gave it to archeologist Terje Gansum, even though it was tempting to pocket it. "We had, after all, been told to turn in anything we found," Magnus said.

Posted by David on June 12, 2003 9:13 AM

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