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.
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.
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.