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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

 

Day of the Dead preparations

Elisenda Vila Llonch, curator, visits the Linares family workshop in Mexico City to see the Moctezuma figure being created which will be on display at the Museum during the event.

This event took place on 1 November 2009.

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Day of the Dead preparations

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Day of the Dead preparations

Elisenda Vila Llonch, curator, visits Mexico City to see the Moctezuma figure being created.
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Celebrating Day of the Dead

Alma Martinez explains the meaning of Day of the Dead to Mexicans.
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Day of the Dead celebrations

Performances, carnival parades and other Day of the Dead celebrations at the British Museum.
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