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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


Aztec Empire

School resource
Age 7–11, 12–16

Explore the Aztec Empire - its people and society, gods and religious belief, symbols and writing, warfare and sacrifice, trade, art and more.

Download PDF version part 1, 6.5mb 
Download PDF version part 2, 5.8mb 
Download PDF version part 3, 5.0mb 

mask of Tlaloc

Image: mask of Tlaloc. Mexico (Aztec/Mixtec). 15th-16th century AD