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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


Becky Dobson


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Becky is Assistant Treasure Registrar in the Department of Portable Antiquities and Treasure working to administer the Treasure process, which deals with finds reported under the Treasure Act 1996.

Becky is responsible for cases of Treasure found by professional archaeologists. Becky studied Ancient History at the King’s College London focusing mainly on Roman Britain.