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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


Egyptian Sculpture Gallery:
Room 4


1189.3 m2

Filming hours

  • Before 10.00 Monday – Friday
  • After 17.30 Monday – Thursday
  • After 20.30 Friday

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Egyptian sculpture gallery
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Egyptian sculpture gallery

The Egyptian Sculpture Gallery’s unique atmosphere provides a truly memorable space.  Exhibits include stylised depictions of kings, deities and symbolic objects ranging from the time of the Old Kingdom to the middle of the Roman Period as well as architectural pieces from temples and tombs.

An imposing stone bust of the great pharaoh Ramesses II presides over the room, close to the world-famous Rosetta Stone with its three inscribed scripts which led to the decipherment of hieroglyphs – Egypt’s ancient form of pictographic writing.

About the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery