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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

 

Introducing the Parthenon temple

Students aged 10 and 11 introduce the Parthenon temple. A description of the frieze which runs around the outside of the inner chamber of the Parthenon, showing the procession through Athens to honour the goddess Athena’s birthday.

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Introducing the Parthenon temple

Students aged 10 and 11 introduce the Parthenon temple.
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