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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


Painting an Egyptian tomb

Classroom resource
Age 7–11

How did the Egyptians produce such extraordinary wall paintings? This resource provides a starting point for students to examine painted tombs from ancient Egypt.

Download image bank, ppt 2.5mb
Download image bank notes, pdf 107kb

Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Ages 7–11 (KS2)

Related information

Ancient Egypt