Among the objects which date back to the 900s, there was a Viking helmet.
71 years after the finds, the Gjermundbu helmet is still very special.
Helmets are described in the Norse Sagas, and almost exclusively in association with chiefs and kings.
Illustrations from the Viking Age are almost non-existing, but in some cases where the Vikings are depicted with ships, it looks as if they are wearing a helmet. It is suggested that the Vikings actually wore pointy hoods as protection from the weather.
There were also found an almost intact chain mail, three swords, one of which is ornamented with silver inlay and probably made in Gotland, three axes, three spearheads, four bulges from shields, riding equipment, game pieces and game die.