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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


General guide to the Egyptian galleries

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A room by room guide to what’s in the Egyptian galleries and a guide to accompanying resources

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bronze relic box

Image: bronze relic-box for a mummified falcon. From Egypt. Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC.