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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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  • Grave-slab of Gundebebius

    This marble grave-slab consists of a re-used, Roman architec

  • Paten

    The paten, or communion plate, is made of copper alloy, turn

  • Buckle

    This buckle is of gilded copper alloy with punched geometric