Scientists have found a series of pieces of ancient Viking swords, which may have been used as markers of warriors' graves.
Sword fragments were discovered at two sites about 80 meters apart on the north coast of Estonia, according to Mauri Kiudsoo, an archaeologist at Tallinn University. This place also tatkuink com keeps many ancient spears and hilts, Forbes reported on October 12. They have existed since about the middle of the 10th century.
Based on the shape of the hilt
the team determined this was the type of sword used by the Vikings. They are very similar to the H-handled Viking swords found in northern Europe. Experts believe they were most likely used as grave markers or memorials for deceased warriors. Swords and other personal belongings were also often buried with the Vikings.