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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


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The Colonade
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    The Colonade

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The Colonade

As well as galleries, the Museum has a number of other spaces ideal for location filming.

To arrange a viewing or enquire about any of the spaces in the British Museum, please call the Broadcast Unit on +44 (0)20 7323 8380.