From ScienceNordic comes a nice piece on Viking-era Norse fashion and grooming. They debunk the following myths:
- Vikings were dirty and unkempt
- Vikings wore horned helmets
- Vikings looked like we do today (consider this one “half busted”)
- Vikings’ clothing style was admired around the world (honestly I hadn’t really heard that myth before)
- Vikings’ appearance was marked by battle wounds
All in all a pretty neat piece.
(h/t to Medievalists.net)