You Had to Be Strong Just to Wear the Armor as a Viking

Channel: Museum Secrets


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Learn from Viking Warfare experts (Kelle and Gernot Longbow) about their armour and the gear that they wear in combat: chain-mail, belt, arm gear, shield, and the sword. They name all the clothing elements, describing what they're made of and how they work.

The Vikings claimed that their swords were indestructible. That's probably a bit of a stretch. But they must have been nearly indestructible to allow the Vikings to wreak so much havoc and destruction. This webisode is connected to our full episode Inside the Berlin Island Museums (Pergamon and Neues) where there is a longer segment on viking swords.

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