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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


Everyday life

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Age 7–11

Find out about the Greeks at war, at work and in the home. This activity promotes students’ understanding of farming through the study of tools and art. It makes use of students’ knowledge of childhood to compare and contrast with objects used in ancient Greece, building on their visual observation and recognition skills.

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Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Age 7–11 (KS2)

Related resources

Ancient Greece
Gallery 69

Image: woman playing knucklebones (astragaloi). Capua; made in southern Italy, about 330-300 BC