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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


An introduction to the exhibition

A British Museum video introducing the exhibition Warriors of the Plains: 200 years of Native North American honour and ritual.

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British Museum video: an introduction to the Warriors of the Plains exhibition

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South African Landscape

A British Museum video showing the building of the South African Landscape at the British Museum.
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Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Drawings

An introduction to the exhibition Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Drawings.
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