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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


Caroline Barton

Assistant Treasure Registrar

Department: Portable Antiquities and Treasure 


+44 (0)20 7323 8243

Caroline is Assistant Treasure Registrar in the Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory working to administer the Treasure process, which deals with finds reported under the Treasure Act 1996. Prior to this, she worked as Registration Assistant- focussing mainly on Prehistoric stone artefacts and Iron Age excavation material.

Caroline studied Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London focussing mainly on Egyptian Archaeology. She is currently also studying for an MA in Museum Studies at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London . For further information on the Treasure Act please see www.finds.org.uk