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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

 

Sutton Hoo

Classroom resource
Age 7–11

Examine some of the beautiful objects found in this famous ship burial, and see what the excavation site looked like. Includes jewellery, coins, helmets and more.

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Subjects covered

History

Age ranges

Age 7–11

Related information

Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
Gallery 41

purse lid

Image: Purse lid from the ship-burial at Sutton Hoo. Anglo-Saxon, early 7th century AD. From Mound 1, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England.