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An eight-year-old found a 1,500-year-old pre-Viking-era sword while swimming in a lake in Sweden during the summer.

Saga Vanecek found the relic in the Vidostern lake while at her family's holiday home in Jonkoping County.

The sword was initially reported to be 1,000 years old, but experts at the local Jönköpings läns museum now believe it may date to around 1,500 years ago.

Saga's discovery led the museum and local council to carry out further excavations at the site, finding a brooch from the 3rd Century.
Source: bbc.com/news/world-europe-45753455
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Prof. Christina Riggs on the opening of newly discovered Egyptian sarcophagi: “The bodies of ancient “mummies” made the news again this month, when Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism opened one of the recently unearthed 59 wooden coffins.”
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The Design Museum, London, has announced the opening of the exhibition: 'Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers' which will last until 14th February 2021.

Evoking the experience of being in a club, the exhibition will transport you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been shaping the electronic music landscape.

Celebrate 50 years of legendary group Kraftwerk with their 3D show. Step into the visual world of The Chemical Brothers for one of their legendary live shows, travel to dance floors from Detroit to Chicago, Paris, Berlin and the UK’s thriving scene; featuring over 400 objects and the likes of Detroit techno legends Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, Jeff Mills and Richie Hawtin, "Godfather of House Music" Frankie Knuckles, Haçienda designer Ben Kelly and the extreme visual world created by Weirdcore for Aphex Twin’s ‘Collapse’.
Discover early pioneers Daphne Oram and the seminal BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Indulge your senses with large scale images of rave culture, iconic DJ masks and fashion, a sound reactive visual installation created specifically for the exhibition by 1024 architecture, graphics from Peter Saville CBE, history-making labels and club nights.
More: https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/electronic-from-kraftwerk-to-the-chemical-brothers#
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Wisconsin Funnies: Fifty Years of Comics exhibition at Museum of Wisconsin Art has been extended through to January 10, 2021.
Wisconsin Funnies is the first exhibition to present the rich history of comics in Wisconsin. The nearly two hundred works by over 30 artists illustrates the major themes, innovations, and publications that characterize the state’s past half-century of comic art. The exhibition pairs hand-drawn original art with printed material such as comic books, alternative weekly newspapers, and other collectibles and ephemera.

On view at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in downtown Milwaukee, USA.
Full details: https://wisconsinart.org/exhibitions/wisconsin-funnies-fifty-years-of-comics.aspx
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