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Archaeologists find medieval seal on Swedish island

The fragment of the stamp can be dated back to 1341. Photo: Acta Konserveringscentrum/TT

Published: 21.Sep.2018 13:09 hrs

During the construction of new pipelines, archaeologists uncovered an unusual find on a small island in central Sweden.

The group found a fragment of a medieval seal on Biskops Arnö, in between Uppsala and Stockholm.

"I was very lucky to make that discovery," archaeologist Maria Lingström, one of the group of archaeologists which is linked to the Swedish History Museum, told The Local. "The shaft for the pipeline was just one metre wide and about ten metres deep by the time I examined it. Without a metal detector, I wouldn't have found it."

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