In the Ministry of culture told about the returned sword Viking

В Минкультуры рассказали о возвращенном мече викингов

Medieval artifact Viking Sword” returned to Ukraine

After the restoration of the sword becomes the state part of Museum Fund of Ukraine.

Estonia helped to return to Ukraine artifact medieval “Viking Sword”, which has been illegally exported from the territory of the country, the press service of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine.

“The Estonian side solemnly handed over to the Ukrainian delegation “Viking Sword” in the framework of cooperation of the participating countries of the Convention on the means of prohibiting and preventing the illicit import, export and transfer of ownership of cultural property of 14 November 1970″, – stated in the message.

The Ministry of culture expresses its gratitude to the Estonian side, “which has delayed the handover of the sword in Russia”. For its part Ukraine has submitted evidence that the sword was illegally exported from the territory of the country.

In the future, the rare sword will be transferred to the National research restoration centre of Ukraine for the implementation of examination and restoration works, after which he will be the state part of Museum Fund of Ukraine, and will be presented to a broad overview.

Ukrainian archaeologist Maxim Levada expressed confidence that the returned “Viking Sword” fairly high rank, probably decorated with silver and belonged to a certain distinguished warrior.

“Every little find is information about our past. Of the many finds we make a picture about the past of our country, which is not reflected in written sources, or these sources are not preserved,” he said.

Photo: channel 24

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