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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


Susanne Woodhouse


+44 (0)20 7323 8311

Acquisition, cataloguing, retro-conversion project, book exchange, book conservation project, collection development, library placements, reader services, library tours.

Membership of professional bodies


  • ICOM (International Council of Museums)

  • IAE (International Association of Egyptologists)

Recent publications

Edfou VIII, D. Kurth, unter Mitarbeit von Almuth Behrmann…und Susanne Woodhouse, Die Inschriften des Tempels von Edfu Abt. I: Übersetzungen, Bd. 1 (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 1998)

‘The sun god, his four Bas and the four winds in the sacred district at Sais: the fragment of an obelisk (BM EA 1512)‘ in The Templein Ancient Egypt: New discoveries and recent research, S Quirke [ed.], (London: British Museum Press, 1997), pp. 132-151

Systeme und Programme der ägyptischen Tempeldekoration: 3. Ägyptologische Tempeltagung, Hamburg1.-5. Juni 1994, D. Kurth, W. Waitkus, S. Woodhouse [eds.], Ägypten und Altes Testament Bd. 33, Akten der Ägyptologischen Tempeltagungen Teil 1, (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 1995)

S. Hahn, Die Neujahrsanrufungen und der Jahreslauf der Sonne, Thesis, (Heidelberg: Universität Heidelberg, 1990) (Published under maiden name)