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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


Building the landscape Time-lapse photography taken throughout the construction

A British Museum video showing the building of the Indian Landscape at the British Museum.

India Landscape features a selection of plants from the Indian subcontinent, displaying a range of colours and scents from South Asia.

India Landscape is the result of a unique partnership between the British Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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Indian landscape

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Building the landscape

Time-lapse photography taken throughout the construction.
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