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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

 

Ages 7–11 (Key Stage 2)

Resources

Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

The British Museum's collection spans over two million years of human history and culture, all under one roof. Students can engage and experience the unique collection through resources, sessions and gallery visits.


History of money

Money week

A walk around Bloomsbury with Sir Hans Sloane

Anglo-Saxons: Sutton Hoo

Art guide: celebration

Art guide: containers

Art guide: death and the afterlife

Art guide: gods and spirits

Art guide: identity

Art guide: objects in motion

Art guide: sculpture

Art guide: symbols

Art guide: textiles

Art guide: the natural world

The Aztec World

Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler

Beyond El Dorado: exhibition teacher guide

Beyond El Dorado: image bank

The art of Benin

Benin visit resource

The culture of HIV and AIDS

The Wealth of Africa

China: Journey to the East

Chinese art

China loan boxes

Egypt: early Egypt

Egypt: life in ancient Egypt

General guide to the Egyptian galleries

Ice Age art: exhibition teacher guide

Ice Age art: school imagebank

Mummies: how were mummies made?

Mummies: Egyptian mummies

Mummies: the development of mummification

Nebamun: what can you learn from an Egyptian tomb?

Nebamun: literacy activities

Nebamun: ancient Egyptian tomb paintings

Ancient Nubia

Painting an Egyptian tomb

Egypt: reading a papyrus

Egypt: symbols of the pharaoh

Greece: competition

Greece: everyday life

Greece: explore an Athenian picture

Greece: gods and godesses

Greece: hoplites

Greece: myths and legends

Greece: the Nereid monument

Greece: the Parthenon

Greek pots

Greek Women

Greece: Olympic games

Local history: the British Museum in 18th century

Local history: the British Museum in 19th century

Local history: the British Museum in 20th century

Mesopotamia

Assyria

Babylon

Babylon: Myth and reality

Sumer

Neolithic Britain

Bronze Age Britain

People of Iron Age Britain

Celtic Design

Roman Britain

Rome: Emperors of Imperial Rome

Rome: Imperial Rome

Life in Roman Britain

Roman Music

The Tudors

Viking craftwork

Highlights


Diversity of world cultures

Africa

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Greece

Britain

China

The Islamic world

Mexico

SEN

Cross-curricular

Art and Design

Maths

Science

Citizenship

English and Literacy

History

ICT

Local history

Music

Religious Education

Science


Books

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