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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


Hajj stories: Aadil Naeem


The British Museum is asking for memories of Hajj or Umrah to create a picture of what this journey is like.


Here Aadil Naeem shares his experience of Hajj. Recorded at the festival Living Islam.


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Hajj stories: Aadil Naeem

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