Sutton Hoo Helmet

In the 7th century AD, a King received a magnificent burial at Sutton Hoo, in East Anglia. A ship was hauled up from the river, a burial chamber was erected in the middle of it, and a stupendous collection of magnificent objects were set in the chamber. The helmet has become a symbol of the Sutton Hoo burial; yet it survived as a mass of small pieces, and was only reconstructed after years of painstaking work in the British Museum Laboratory.

Above we see the original helmet reconstructed on the right, with a replica helmet on the left.