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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


Giorgio Locatelli recreates a 2,000 year old recipe for bread

In AD 79, a baker put his loaf of bread into the oven. In 1930, the oven door was opened during excavations at Herculaneum. In 2013, the British Museum asked Giorgio Locatelli to recreate the recipe…

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Giorgio Locatelli bread recipe

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