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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

 

Getting about

We can chart the history of human development with the history of how people have developed means of travelling, be it short or long distances.

From simple devices for moving our goods to sophisticated pieces of machinery and public transport, people continually try to find new ways of getting about.

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Section of Sweet Track (Somerset, 3807–06 BC)