Surprising Facts About the Vikings

Viking Helmets

Viking helmets are surprisingly simpler than most people realize, many of them likely just caps with a noseguard. It’s possible that metal helmets were actually rare.

Take a look at any costume store and pick out a Viking costume, and you’ll likely find a winged or horned Viking helmet—but this is actually inaccurate! Thanks, Marvel’s Thor. This idea was possibly perpetuated from the Romanticism of the 19th Century. There are only a few surviving helmet fragments, and only one reconstructed 10th century iron helmet, from Gjermundbu in Norway.

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