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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


Classroom resource
Beyond El Dorado: image bank

Key Stages 2–4 (Ages 7–16)

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Inspire your students with this collection of stunning images from the exhibition Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia.

The images have been selected for their topic relevance and interest to students of all ages, and include a map and site photograph.


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