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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

 

Greece: Parthenon
Room 18

447 – 432 BC

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3D models of the gods of the Parthenon frieze
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    3D models of the gods of the Parthenon frieze

    3D models of the Olympian gods

    The Olympian gods, originally carved in low relief in the east frieze of the Parthenon, can be seen here transformed into three-dimensional models as part of a research project by colleagues at the Tokyo University of the Arts. They are currently on display in Room 18a with bilingual commentary in English and Japanese.

    The project team was led by Toshihiro Osada and Rui Nakamura, and the models were principally made by Ryo Kimoto and Kota Kato.

    This is the latest episode in a 20 year long collaboration between Tokyo and London.

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    Central scene of the east frieze of the Parthenon, Athens, Greece, about 438-432 BC 

    3D models of the Olympian gods

    The Olympian gods, originally carved in low relief in the east frieze of the Parthenon, can be seen here transformed into three-dimensional models as part of a research project by colleagues at the Tokyo University of the Arts. They are currently on display in Room 18a with bilingual commentary in English and Japanese.

    The project team was led by Toshihiro Osada and Rui Nakamura, and the models were principally made by Ryo Kimoto and Kota Kato.

    This is the latest episode in a 20 year long collaboration between Tokyo and London.

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    Central scene of the east frieze of the Parthenon, Athens, Greece, about 438-432 BC 

    3D models of the Olympian gods

    The Olympian gods, originally carved in low relief in the east frieze of the Parthenon, can be seen here transformed into three-dimensional models as part of a research project by colleagues at the Tokyo University of the Arts. They are currently on display in Room 18a with bilingual commentary in English and Japanese.

    The project team was led by Toshihiro Osada and Rui Nakamura, and the models were principally made by Ryo Kimoto and Kota Kato.

    This is the latest episode in a 20 year long collaboration between Tokyo and London.

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    Central scene of the east frieze of the Parthenon, Athens, Greece, about 438-432 BC 

    3D models of the Olympian gods

    The Olympian gods, originally carved in low relief in the east frieze of the Parthenon, can be seen here transformed into three-dimensional models as part of a research project by colleagues at the Tokyo University of the Arts. They are currently on display in Room 18a with bilingual commentary in English and Japanese.

    The project team was led by Toshihiro Osada and Rui Nakamura, and the models were principally made by Ryo Kimoto and Kota Kato.

    This is the latest episode in a 20 year long collaboration between Tokyo and London.

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    Making the 3D models

    3D models of the Olympian gods

    The Olympian gods, originally carved in low relief in the east frieze of the Parthenon, can be seen here transformed into three-dimensional models as part of a research project by colleagues at the Tokyo University of the Arts. They are currently on display in Room 18a with bilingual commentary in English and Japanese.

    The project team was led by Toshihiro Osada and Rui Nakamura, and the models were principally made by Ryo Kimoto and Kota Kato.

    This is the latest episode in a 20 year long collaboration between Tokyo and London.

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    The models in progress

    3D models of the Olympian gods

    The Olympian gods, originally carved in low relief in the east frieze of the Parthenon, can be seen here transformed into three-dimensional models as part of a research project by colleagues at the Tokyo University of the Arts. They are currently on display in Room 18a with bilingual commentary in English and Japanese.

    The project team was led by Toshihiro Osada and Rui Nakamura, and the models were principally made by Ryo Kimoto and Kota Kato.

    This is the latest episode in a 20 year long collaboration between Tokyo and London.

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    Close up of one of the models, showing a goddess

    3D models of the Olympian gods

    The Olympian gods, originally carved in low relief in the east frieze of the Parthenon, can be seen here transformed into three-dimensional models as part of a research project by colleagues at the Tokyo University of the Arts. They are currently on display in Room 18a with bilingual commentary in English and Japanese.

    The project team was led by Toshihiro Osada and Rui Nakamura, and the models were principally made by Ryo Kimoto and Kota Kato.

    This is the latest episode in a 20 year long collaboration between Tokyo and London.