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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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  • Olmec stone mask

    The Olmecs lived in the low-lying Gulf Coast area of what is

  • Jade perforator

    Perforators were used in self-sacrifice rites, which involve

  • Jade pectoral

    This pectoral (chest ornament), broken on both sides, was ca

  • Jade votive axe

    The Olmec fashioned votive axes in the form of figures carve