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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

 

The Babylonian Mind

Trace the legacy of Babylonian discoveries and ideas, including their mathematical system based on 60 and their desire to predict the future.

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The Babylonian Mind

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British Museum / Guardian Public Forum 2008

Babylon to Bethnal Green: Does language unite or divide multicultural societies? A high-profile panel use Babylon as the starting point for a discussion of contemporary issues around language and identity.
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