Amazing Discovery: Viking tomb includes a warrior's boat, axe, spear and swordS

Yes, you're looking at a real Viking sword here — and it's over 1000 years old. This is just part of a new archeological discovery, the 16-foot tomb of a Viking warrior who came to Scotland and never went home again. The high-status warrior was buried with his boat and all his gear.

Check out some cool images of Viking weaponry and Norse coolness below.

In the image above, that's Dr. Hannah Cobb from the University of Manchester looking at the Viking sword, which Manchester U discovered along with consulting firm CFA Archeology. Cobb told Associated Press:

A Viking boat burial is an incredible discovery, but in addition to that the artifacts and preservation make this one of the most important Norse graves ever excavated in Britain.

Images via Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images.

Amazing Discovery: Viking tomb includes a warrior's boat, axe, spear and swordS


Amazing Discovery: Viking tomb includes a warrior's boat, axe, spear and swordS
Amazing Discovery: Viking tomb includes a warrior's boat, axe, spear and swordSHelena Gray from CFA Archaeology Ltd holds a viking axe head .
Amazing Discovery: Viking tomb includes a warrior's boat, axe, spear and swordSDr. Cobb holds a bronze ring pin.
Amazing Discovery: Viking tomb includes a warrior's boat, axe, spear and swordSDr. Cobb smiles at an intact Viking tooth.
Amazing Discovery: Viking tomb includes a warrior's boat, axe, spear and swordSHelena Gray from CFA Archeology holds up a Viking axe head.
Amazing Discovery: Viking tomb includes a warrior's boat, axe, spear and swordSThe viking warrior was buried with an axe, a sword with decorated hilt, a spear, shield boss and bronze ring pin.
Amazing Discovery: Viking tomb includes a warrior's boat, axe, spear and swordSThe bronze ring pin.
Amazing Discovery: Viking tomb includes a warrior's boat, axe, spear and swordSHelena Gray from CFA Archeology holds up a Viking axe head.