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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


Duygu Camurcuoglu


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Duygu Camurcuoglu completed her BA in Classical Archaeology at Istanbul University, Turkey. She  pursued her education at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, London where she completed her MA and MSc in the Conservation for Archaeology and Museums programme, followed by gaining a post at the British Museum as a ceramics conservator.

She has worked in several archaeological excavations in Turkey, UK and abroad both as an archaeologist and a conservator. Her main interest areas are conservation and technical/scientific investigation of archaeological materials, preservation of archaeological sites, and the site management, interpretation and display of archaeological materials both in the museum and the site context. Currently, she is completing her PhD studies at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL while continuing her work as a metals conservator at the British Museum.

Current projects

Conservation of archaeological and historical metal objects in the collection (copper alloy, iron, lead, silver, gold etc)

Advising on storage, permanent/temporary exhibition, environmental conditions and loan of the collection

Previous projects

Hallaton Roman helmet project 
Organising and undertaking the conservation, display and publication of the Hallaton Roman helmet

The Citi Money Gallery 
Organising conservation, and advising on the safe display and maintanenance of objects in the permanent gallery

External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies

Member of International Institute of Conservation (IIC)

PhD researcher at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL

Recent publications

D. Cleere, 2003 Site report on the condition recording and conservation of the Byzantine Church Mosaic from the archaeological site of Chersonessos, Crimea, Ukraine

D. Cleere, 2004 Site report on the condition recording and conservation of the Byzantine Church Mosaic from the archaeological site of Chersonessos, Crimea, Ukraine

D. Camurcuoglu Cleere, 2005 Cyclododecane Reinvestigated: An Experimental Study on using Cyclododecane to secure unstable ceramic surfaces prior to transportation, Conservation News Magazine, Archaeology section, Issue 94, 26-28

D. Camurcuoglu, M. Felter, 2006 Conserving the Oldest ‘Neolithic Settlement of Catalhoyuk, ICON Magazine, Issue 3, 44-45

D. Camurcuoglu, 2007 New Shelter for Catalhoyuk, The IIC Newspaper, Issue 2

P. Kevin, C. Ward, D. Camurcuoglu, C. Cartright, 2010 The Conservation of an Anglo-Saxon Composite Stave-Made Vessel from Ringlemere Kent, Journal of the Institute of Conservation, Volume 33, Issue 2, 163 – 177

S. Atalay, D. Camurcuoglu, I. Hodder, S Moser, A. Orbasli, E. Pye 2010 Protecting and Exhibiting Catalhoyuk. In Eres, Z. (ed) Public Display and Open Air Museum of Prehistoric Sites, TUBE KED (Cultural Inventory Journal of the Turkish Academic Science), Issue 8, 155-166

E. Pye, D. Camurcuoglu, 2009 Conserving Catalhoyuk: A Neolithic site in Anatolia. Archaeology International, Volume 12, 42-46