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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

 

A little gay history

British Museum curator Richard B Parkinson is joined by guests to discuss a number of objects in the collection, from ancient to modern times, that help explore ideas of same-sex desire and gender identity


Theme: Same-sex desire and gender identity 

A Little Gay History: desire and diversity across the world is available now 

 

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A little gay history: desire and diversity across the world

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