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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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Students use cameras and tablet computers to explore the Parthenon gallery.

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Clothes from around the world

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Young students look at traditional and modern clothing from around the world.

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Music of Africa

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Students explore rhythms from different regions of Africa and create their own music.

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Roman treasure challenge video conference

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Connect to the Museum from your classroom to solve exciting challenges about archaeological treasure.

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Students create a video news report about the discovery of the famous burial site.

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Students collect photos, voice and video recordings to make an interactive multimedia presentation.

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Around the world in a day

Years 5 & 6

Students examine artefacts made around the world at the same moment in time.

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Museum investigators

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Students use digital tools to solve science challenges about museum objects.

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Decoding ancient Egyptian tomb paintings

KS2 & 3

Students create a digital collage inspired by paintings from the tomb of Nebamun.

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Introduction to the ancient Greek world for SEN students

KS2,3 & 4

An introduction to ancient world through a mixture of multi-sensory activities and digital technologies.

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African animals

N,R & KS1

Young students identify African animals from models, whiteboard images and video.

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Greek temples

KS2

Students learn about ancient Greek architecture and design their own temple.

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Skills for life for SEN students

KS3 & 4

In this digital workshop students become expert museum visitors