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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


The Aztec World

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Age 7–11

An introduction to the world of the Aztecs through objects and materials, exploring topics including daily life, religion, trade and warfare. Learn about cultures such as the Olmec, Maya and Mixtec people as well as the Aztecs.

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Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Age 7–11

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double headed serpent mosaic

Image: turquoise mosaic of double-headed serpent. Mexico, 15th-16th century AD.