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16 September: Archaeologist Peter Mandrup removing the cover of a well-preserved 10th-century Viking shield some 60 miles west of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Danish archaeologist Peter Mandrup removes the cover of what is believed to be a well-preserved Viking shield from the century which they found during excavations near Viking-age castles, some 62 miles west of Copenhagen.

16 September: Danish archaeologists clean a well-preserved 10th-century Viking shield found during excavations near Viking-age castles.

Danish archaeologists say they have found a well-preserved Viking shield that is more than years old. The wooden shield has a diameter of 32 inches and was found during excavations near Viking-age castles, some 60 miles west of Copenhagen.

Viking Artifacts | Viking shield artifact

Inspiration: Viking Shield Relic - the most common means of defence. The sagas specifically mention linden wood for shield construction. Vikings often reinforced their shields with leather or, occasionally, iron around the rim.

Viking Shield Oslo Viking Museum "But waken ye now, warriors mine;  seize your shields, be steadfast in valor, fight at the front, and fearless bide!” From THE ATTACK ON FINNSBURG

Artifact: Viking Shield Oslo Viking Museum "But waken ye now, warriors mine; seize your shields, be steadfast in valor, fight at the front, and fearless bide!