Sweden's first Viking shipwreck found in Lake Vänern

Marine archaeologists believe they have found the first Viking shipwreck ever discovered in Swedish waters. A rib from the ship was found recently in Lake Vänern, the country's largest lake, by the Swedish Coastguard. The rest of the vessel was covered by sediment.

Wood from the ship, and iron samples from a spear and sword discovered with it, are being dated. "We can't be sure of anything until we get the dating results back, which could take around a month. But the sword did seem semi-familiar," said marine archaeologist Roland Peterson, referring to the weapon's apparent similarity to earlier Viking era finds.