A resident of London Lara Michaelm found on the banks of the Thames a broken ancient sword that could be used in the 16th century.
The woman is fond of searching for artifacts, and during another walk I noticed a wooden sword hilt in the mud, reports the Daily Mail.
According to scientists, the sword could lie on the bottom of the river for more than 300 years. It survived due to the fact that it was in an anaerobic environment for a long time.
Lara Michaelm intends to donate her find to the London Museum. However, the woman did not reveal the exact place where she found the artifact, because she fears that this information will attract treasure hunters.