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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

 

Storytelling Day at the British Museum

A day of storytelling, inspired by the Museum's collection. Held to launch the Cultural Olympiad, leading up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

This event took place in September 2008.

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Storytelling Day at the British Museum

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