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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


Explore an Athenian picture

Classroom resource
Age 7–11

This resource asks students to interpret a painting by gradually revealing it part by part. This helps the students learn to think about the relationships between figures in the picture.

Download image bank, ppt 2.5mb 
Download image bank notes, pdf 34kb 

Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Age 7–11 (KS2)

Related information

Ancient Greece