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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



Teaching history with 100 objects

Teaching history with 100 objects

Free online resources to support teachers working in the new history curriculum. Download information, images and videos for lessons at Key Stages 1-3.

Teaching history with 100 objects 

Download a free printable map illustrating a selection of the one hundred objects from museums across the UK that are featured on Teaching history with 100 objects.

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