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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


Cam Sharp Jones

Project curator – politics, ritual and religion (Leverhulme Trust)
South AsiaDepartment: Asia


Cam is currently involved in a two year Leverhulme Trust funded project, researching the political and economic relationships of the Gupta Dynasty. In her role as Project Curator, Cam will be responsible for cataloguing the British Museum’s collection of Gupta coinage and recording the locations of inscriptions and charters from the Gupta period.

Cam has previously worked in the Prints and Drawings department of the British Library, researching and digitizing the Library’s collection of Company School works of art, and was the Editorial Advisor of the Ancient India booklet for The Guardian newspaper ‘The Ancient World series’.



Current projects

  • Project curator: politics, ritual and religion: state formation in early India.

Previous projects

  • World Collections Programme: Company School works of art.

Recent publications

C. Sharp Jones, ‘Highlights of Jain Art in Shanghai’, Jaina Studies Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, March 2011, Issue 6

C. Sharp Jones, Contributed entries to ‘India: The Art of the Temple’ catalogue of British Museum artifacts exhibited at the Shanghai Museum during the World Expo 2010

C. Sharp Jones, ‘Interpreting the Iconography of Tara in Sculptural Form’, Orientations, vol 40, no 4, April 2009, pp. 64-68.