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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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  • Chinese seals

    These two seals once belonged to the great collector Sir Han

  • Stone ball

    Stone balls or spheroids are often found with handaxes and c

  • Stone chopping tools

    'These are amazing pieces. They have great meaning to me per

  • Stone cleaver

    Cleavers resemble handaxes in all but their tips which are s

  • Stone handaxe

    This small handaxe from Bed IV in Olduvai Gorge is one of th