Viking hoard found in Norway by five-year-olds

While playing in their yard, three five-year-old boys from northern Norway found a silver buckle and a necklace with a dragon motif that have surprised many archaeologists. The pieces are identified as Viking jewelry and date back to 800-900 CE.

The town where the children live is located 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Archaeologists believe that "never before has Viking jewelry of this kind been found in northern Norway".

The boys were not particularly impressed with the jewelry. In an interview, they said, "We wish we had found a sword, or a helm, or some armor. Or a real dinosaur bone!".

Archaeologists, however, are much more excited. Other objects were unearthed, including a heavy cross, possibly with relics inside. Full scale excavations are planned for next spring.

Additional details can be found at the "original article" link or at these sites:
More details about the discovery (in German)
More details - this time in Russian