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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


Emperors of Imperial Rome

Classroom resource
Age 7–11

Coins, busts and sculptures identifying the key emperors in charge of Britain during the Roman conquest, and other artefacts from Imperial Rome and its empire.

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Age ranges

Age 7–11

Related information

Ancient Rome

marble bust of Tiberius

Image: marble portrait of Tiberius. Roman, about AD 4-14. From Italy.