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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

Discover the epic story of the horse in this special free exhibition – a journey of 5,000 years that has revolutionised human history.

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The horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot

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  Horse exhibition video

The horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot

Discover the epic story of the horse in this special free exhibition – a journey of 5,000 years that has revolutionised human history.

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  My horse and me

My horse and me

Martin Clunes, Nic Fiddian-Green and Sister Mary-Joy Langdon talk about what their horses mean to them.

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  Curator's introduction

Curator's introduction

Nigel Tallis, exhibition curator, introduces the exhibition The horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot.

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