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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


How were mummies made?

Classroom resource
Age 7–11

Follow the Egyptian mummification process step by step. This resource helps students understand the process of mummification and encourages them to consider a range of resources in their enquiries.

Download mini lesson, ppt
Download mini lesson notes, pdf

Subjects covered


Age ranges

Age 7–11 (KS2)

Related information

Ancient Egypt

Image: Egyptian mummy mask. Late 1st century BC-early 1st century AD From Abydos, Egypt (Greco-Roman Period)