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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

 

Hoplites

Classroom resource
Age 7–11

What did hoplite warfare look like? By interpreting paintings on pots, students are able to gather evidence about hoplite warefare and the forms it took.

Download mini lesson, ppt 1.4mb 
Download mini lesson notes, pdf 34kb 

Subjects covered

Art and design
History

Age ranges

Age 7–11 (KS2)

Related information

Ancient Greece