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Today I started #conservation work on the Gjermundbu helmet - sometimes refered to as the only #Viking Helmet. The process will entail disassembly, micro-sandblasting, detailed photos of all parts, X-ray, 3D-scan and a new mounting. Photo: Jessica Leigh McGraw @Kulturhistorisk
The #Gjermundbu helmet presented in this tweet is from a rich equestrian grave from the second half of the 10th century - a cremation burial that involved destruction/'killing' of the weapons. C27317 @Kulturhistorisk

Old pictures of the grave goods: unimus.no/foto/#/search?…
@Kulturhistorisk I'm going into details of the helmets spectacle faceplate in this thread:
The #Gjermundbu #Helmet has now been fully taken apart. It consisted of seven fragments. The museum catalogue mention nine fragments from the helmet (C27317 k). I found two additional parts in storage (1/2)
Then I had a hunch & rumaged through the remains of an iron cauldron from the same grave as the #Gjermundbu Helmet. Could pieces of iron plate from the two objects be intermixed? Yes! I'm now identifying more parts for the helmet, possibly doubling the number of fragments! (2/2)
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