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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

 

Peter Higgs

Curator
Ancient Greece; Greek sculpture, Greek terracottas, Hellenistic period
Ancient Greece

Department: Greece and Rome

Contact

+44 (0)20 7323 8367
 

 

Special interest in Greek sculpture, particularly from the fourth century BC down to the beginning of the Roman period.

Written articles about sculptures from the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos and the Nereid Monument, and currently working on the metopes from the Temple of Apollo at Bassai and the carved coffer reliefs from the Temple of Athena at Priene. Co-edited the catalogue for the accompanying exhibition Cleopatra of Egypt: from History to Myth and published articles in the catalogue and conference proceedings.

Current projects

Partnership UK Scheme

Previous projects</32>

Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes

Recent publications

Peter Higgs, ‘Back to the second century B.C.: new thoughts on the date of the sculptured coffers from the temple of Athena Polias, Priene’, in Peter Schultz and Ralf von den Hoff (eds), Structure, Image, Ornament: Architectural Sculpture in the Greek World (Oxford, Oxbow Books, 2009).

P. Higgs, ‘Late Classical Asia Minor’ in Greek Sculpture: Function, Materials and Techniques in the Archaic and Classical Periods. O.Palagia (ed.), (Cambridge, 2006), pp. 163-207.

P. Higgs, ‘Resembling Cleopatra’ in S.Walker and S-A.Ashton (eds.), Cleopatra Reassessed: British Museum Occasional Paper, no.103. (London 2003), pp. 57-70.

P. Higgs, ‘Cleopatra VII at the Louvre’ in S.Walker and S-A.Ashton (eds.), Cleopatra Reassessed: British Museum Occasional Paper, no.103. (London 2003), pp. 71-4.

P. Higgs and S. Walter (eds.), Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth (London, British Museum Press, 2001), pp. 200-209. Also UK, US and Italian editions.

P. Higgs, ‘Searching for Cleopatra’s image’ in P. Higgs and S. Walker (eds.), Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth (London 2001) pp. 200-9.