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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

 

Tying a traditional Sikh turban

A British Museum video demonstrating how to tie a traditional Sikh turban.

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Tying a traditional Sikh turban

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Introduction to the exhibition

Introducing the key themes and ideas of the exhibition Sikh fortress turban.

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Tying a traditional Sikh turban

A demonstration of how to tie a traditional
Sikh turban.
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More about the turban

Members of London’s Sikh community share their thoughts on the role and significance of the turban past and present.

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