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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 Parthenon

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Age 7–11

Learn about the sculptures of the Parthenon frieze, and the architecture of the temple. This resource asks students to link written descriptions to visual observation, reproduce images and develop the imagination.

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Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Age 7–11 (KS2)

Related information

Ancient Greece
Gallery 18

Image: The sacred robe of Athena held up by cult officials, and Athena and Hephaistos. Central scene of the east frieze of the Parthenon. The Acropolis, Athens, Greece, about 438-432 BC.