Estonia was transferred to Ukraine seized from smugglers, the sword of the Vikings

Эстония передала Украине отобранный у контрабандистов меч викингов

Ancient sword of the Vikings was transferred to Ukraine

The delegation of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine 13 may deliver the artifact in Kiev.

Estonia has handed over Thursday by representatives of Ukraine confiscated on the Estonian-Russian border checkpoint Luhamaa ancient sword of the Viking age.

As reported by the Ambassador of Ukraine in Estonia Viktor Kryzhanivskyi, the delegation of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine 13 may deliver the artifact in Kiev.

Recall, the sword was discovered in December 2015 employees Tax and customs Board of Estonia during the inspection of one of the trucks at the border. The driver from Belarus had no permission to transportation of the rarity.

During the examination it turned out that the sword about a thousand years, at auction it’s worth at least 17 thousand euros.

According to the initial conclusions of experts of Department of protection of monuments of Estonia, weapon X-XI centuries was found, most likely, in the North of Russia. Therefore, Estonia was planning to return the find in Russia.

Later, however, Ukraine said that the sword was discovered in Volyn region and smuggled to the black market in Russia.

Estonian specialists have taken the Ukrainian version, and the sword was passed to Kiev.

In Estonia called the return to Ukraine of the sword of the Vikings

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