What just happened?

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


Mobile money in Haiti

In January 2010, a devastating earthquake hit the Caribbean Island of Haiti. Almost one third of the island’s banks were destroyed, severely reducing services to the 10% of people with bank accounts. However, as most people had mobile phones a new system was launched so that people could send and receive money using their mobiles. This sequence illustrates how the system works.

Photographs © Erin B. Taylor

Find out more about the Citi Money Gallery (Room 68) 

Related playlists


Mobile money in Haiti

Download this video to watch in your favourite media player, or to view this video online please enable javascript.

Using this on a mobile device? Tap the image to watch.
On desktop, requires Flash player or click image to download.