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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 Women

Classroom resource
Age 7–11

What was life like for women in ancient Greece? This resource uses objects to examine the roles women played in ancient Greece from weaving to ritual ceremonies.

Download mini lesson, ppt 3.8mb 

Subjects covered


Age ranges

Ages 7–11 (KS2)

Related information

Ancient Greece

gold ring

Image: Gold ring engraved with a woman at an altar. Greek, around 350 BC. Said to be from Phokaia, modern Turkey.