Posted March 05, 2014
Posted March 5, 2014
This one is courtesy of member Thomas Arthur.
Did the Vikings wear horned helmets or not? It seems that the ancient Norse people used horns for noise making and for strong drink. But horns might add weight and be cumbersome if used in head gear. So it is believed that they did not wear horned helm into battle and only donned them for ceremonial occasions.
The article, the museum exhibit and the documentary hope to disspell other myths and legends.
Here is another artcle from CNN discussing the new British Museum Viking Exhibit. The article discusses fearsome Vikings, helmets, filed teeth and tattoos.