A Viking sword thought to be more than 1,000 years of age has been uncovered amid unearthings works in the old city of Patara in the southern territory of Antalya's Kaş area.
"It is exceptionally hard to decide how this Viking sword has come to Patara. Be that as it may, this uncovered sword will reveal new insight into the historical backdrop of the old city of Patara," a scholarly leading the pertinent investigations on the sword was cited as saying by Demirören News Agency on Nov. 19.
"As of not long ago, the main physical social remains that indicated the presence of the Vikings on Anatolian topography was the Viking sword uncovered in 2010 at the Yumuktepe Mound," Feyzullah Şahin told the office, alluding to the authentic site in Turkey's southern area of Mersin, going back to the 7,000 B.C.
"This is the reason [we accept that] the sword found at the Liman bathhouse in Patara is a Viking sword," she said.
There are two conceivable outcomes concerning who the proprietor of the sword was, as per Şahin. It either had a place with a fighter who had ceased by Patara amid a military battle, or it had a place with a Viking who had officially settled in the city in the ninth or tenth century.
The leader of the Patara unearthings, Prof Dr. Havva Işkan, told the office she was "glad" of her understudy Şahin's works, which "would reveal insight into Patara's history."