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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

 

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Hajj

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One of the five pillars of Islam central to Muslim belief, Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim must make at least once in their lifetime if they are able.

The Hajj virtual project presents highlights from the 2012 exhibition, ‘Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam’, and other fascinating objects for those who were unable to attend the exhibition, want to revisit some of its star objects, or want to learn more about Hajj.

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