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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


Egyptian mummies

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Age 7–11

Take a closer look at the materials, techniques, rituals and beliefs of mummification. This resource allows students to compare the different burial practices in Ancient Egypt, as well the beliefs which lay behind these practices.

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Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Age 7–11 (KS2)

Related information

Ancient Egypt
Gallery 62-63
Gallery 64

faience amulets

Image: faience amulets - the sons of Horus. From Egypt. Perhaps early Third Intermediate Period, 1079-800 BC.