Vik­ings wore horned hel­mets.

Canada's History - - TRADING POST -

Sorry, but the iconic im­age of a Vik­ing be­decked in horned or winged hel­mets is a fal­lacy. Real Vik­ings wore bowl-like hel­mets con­structed in the span­gen­helm style. These hel­mets fea­tured a nose guard to pro­tect against blows to the face.

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