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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


Imperial Rome

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Age 7–11

Learn about the jewellery, emperors and animals of the Roman empire. Play 'find the emperor', draw a Roman coin, and sort the domestic animals from the wild ones.

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Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Age 7–11

Related information

Ancient Rome
Gallery 70

domed silver casket

Image: the Muse casket, a domed silver casket from the Esquiline treasure. Late Roman, 4th century AD. From Rome.