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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



Native North America

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The vast geographic and environmental diversity of the North American continent has allowed one of the most culturally diverse regions on the planet to emerge.

Societies across the continent have developed beautiful and complex material worlds that reflect the character and personality of their territories.

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