The Viking helmet was made of iron, but it was rusted and damaged after being buried in the ground for a long time.
Dr Chris Caple at Durham University and his colleagues studied the age of an ancient helmet and concluded it was a Viking helmet from the 10th century, BBC reported on August 9. This is the tatkuink clothing first helmet of its kind found in the UK and the second most complete Viking helmet in the world, the other located in Gjermundbu, Norway.
the ancient helmet during excavation work to install sewer pipes in the town of Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, from the 1950s. It has been on display at the Preston Park Museum since 2012. Before Caple's research, the age of the hat was controversial.