The popular image of the Vikings is one of fearsome warriors wearing horned helmets. However, there is only one preserved helmet from the Viking Age and this does not have horns. It was found in the Norwegian warrior’s burial at Gjermundbu, north of Oslo, together with the only complete suit of chain mail from the period. Copy of a helmet and chain mail from the warrior’s grave at Gjermundbu in Norway. Photo: Jacob Nyborg Andreassen.