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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 Nereid monument

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Age 7–11

Investigate the sculptures and architecture of the Nereid monument. This activity requires the students to draw upon historical evidence and the sculptures from the monument to draw people in action. This activity encourages observational skills to analyse and identify scenes.

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Subjects covered

Art and design

Age range

Age 7–11 (KS2)

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Ancient Greece
Gallery 17


Image: statue from the Nereid monument, one of the daughters of the sea-god Nereus. Lykian, about 390-380 BC. From Xanthos, (modern Günük, south-western Turkey)