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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


Greek pots

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Age 7–11

Discover pots of all shapes and sizes and find out how the Greeks decorated them. This activity encourages the students to use observational skills and to think about how the use of a pot may relate to its design and examine the images used in decoration.

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Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Age 7–11 (KS2)

Related information

Ancient Greece
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Image: Red-figured water jar (hydria), attributed to the Lipari Painter. Greek, about 320-310 BC. Made on Sicily or Lipari, Italy