A doctoral student in Italy discovered an ancient 5,000-year-old sword in a Venetian monastery.
The student, Vittoria Dall’Armellina, was visiting the San Lazzaro degli Armeni Museum on an island in the Venetian lagoon when she spotted a small sword in a display cabinet among a number of medieval items.
LiveScience reports that when Dall’Armellina spotted the sword in 2017 she was a doctoral student at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
Dall’Armellina confirmed that the sword had never been recorded in the museum’s catalog of Near East ancient objects and conducted further research on the weapon. This confirmed her…