This clip asks which of the two helmets shown was the one worn by Vikings, the metal one, which covers the warrior's face, or the one with horns. The correct answer is the metal one, and not as traditionally thought the helmet with horns.

First broadcast:
21 November 2008

The class could discuss why many people believe Vikings wore helmets with horns on. Why have they been depicted wearing them over time? Pupils can use this clip to vote for which of the two Viking helmets they think is historically correct and to study how replica helmets are made.