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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


Early Egypt

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Age 7–11

What was life and death like for the early Egyptians? This resource looks at the settlements, burials and materials used by the early Egyptians. Examine the materials, palettes and pots used by the early Egyptians along with the animals that lived in Ancient Egypt.

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Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Age 7–11 (KS2)

Related information

Gallery 64

Predynastic Egyptian Man. Said to be from Gebelein, Egypt.