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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 Arts of Japan

Classroom resource
KS3, 4 & 5

This guide introduces teachers of Art and Design to the arts of Japan. Different media are explored within their historical and cultural context.

Download teachers' guide

Subjects covered

Art and Design

Age ranges

Age 12-16
Age 16+

Related resources

Art and Design

Image: Kitagawa Utamaro, Ohisa of the Takashima tea-shop, a colour woodblock print, c.1792-3