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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 theatre

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Age 16+

Learn about ancient theatre through pots and other museum objects. This resource supports study visits to the British Museum, featuring artefacts that illustrate Greek drama and the ancient theatre.

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Ancient Greece

Image: Tragic theatre mask made of terracotta. Roman, 1st-2nd century AD.