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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


Teacher INSET
Vikings: private view for teachers

Monday 31 March 2014

Free, booking required

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181 or tickets@britishmuseum.org

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Enjoy an exclusive visit to the exhibition Vikings: life and legend. Come along to plan your visit, to enhance your subject knowledge or simply to explore the world of Viking seafarers.

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