The Saxons

Helmet

A magnificent helmet was placed next to the head of the body to show that the owner was a fierce warrior.

The helmet was made of iron. Only the wealthiest Anglo-Saxons had helmets made of iron.

When it was dug up it had broken into over 500 pieces. It took almost a year to put it back together again.

These photographs show what the helmet would have looked like before it was placed in the grave.

If you look closely at the photos you can see pictures of men fighting on it.

The amazing face-mask even has a moustache and holes under the nose for the wearer to breathe.

The HelmetClose up of helmet

Sideview

Who do you think could have owned this magnificent helmet?

A Saxon soldier, a Saxon king or a Saxon monk ?

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