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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


Contemporary Chinese Seals
by Li Lanqing

Seals have been symbols of identity and authority in China for more than 2,500 years. This exhibition features over 100 exceptional seals made by artist Li Lanqing, who has revived and transformed this traditional art.

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Contemporary Chinese seals

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