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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
Age 4–6 (Key Stage 1)

Some striking examples of the use of colour by a variety of artists and craftworkers from ancient to modern times, specially chosen for their suitability for younger students.

Download image bank, ppt 1.8mb 
Download image bank notes, pdf 34kb

Subjects covered

Art & Design

Age ranges

Age 3–6

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