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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Marcel Marée

Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period

Department: Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan 


+44 (0)20 7323 8311

Marcel Marée is Assistant Keeper in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan. Areas of expertise include the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period, epigraphy, prosopography, art history and iconography. He is Deputy Director of the epigraphic mission in Elkab and Hagar Edfu.

Current projects

  • Egyptian stelae in the British Museum from the Thirteenth to Seventeenth Dynasties:
    Catalogue co-authored with Detlef Franke; includes scientific contributions from Janet Ambers, Caroline Cartwright, Duncan Hook and Philip Fletcher, and drawings by Richard Parkinson.

  • Editing The Second Intermediate Period (Thirteenth to Seventeenth Dynasties): Current Research, Future Prospects, proceedings of the like-named colloquium on 14-16 July 2004.
    Will be published by Peeters (Leuven, Belgium) later this year.

Previous projects

  • The British Museum Survey of Egyptian Collections in the British Isles.

  • Details on Egyptian collections collected and published at www.cornucopia.org.uk in collaboration with Margaret Serpico, Institute of Archaeology UCL. Updates occur occasionally.

Recent publications

M. Marée, contribution to J. Reade, A. Searight and I. Finkel, Assyrian Stone Vessels in the British Museum (Oxford, Oxbow, due in 2007).

M. Marée, ‘A Jar from Sidon with the name of Pharaoh-Queen Tawosret’, Archaeology & History in the Lebanon 24 (Autumn 2006), pp. 121-8, pl. on p. 85 [5-7]

M. Marée, ‘A Scorpion for Eternity’, Nekhen News, 18 (2006), p. 13

M. Marée, contribution to catalogue N. Strudwick (ed.), Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt (London, British Museum Press, 2006), pp. 106-7

M. Marée, Results of The British Museum Survey of Egyptian Collections in the British Isles, with M. Serpico, published in www.cornucopia.org.uk (2006, but continues to be updated)