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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


Life in ancient Egypt

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Age 7–11

What did the Egyptians play with, eat and wear? This resource examines the effect of the Egyptian climate on everyday life in Ancient Egypt. Using objects students learn about the food, drink, clothing and religious beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians. Through object-based enquiry students are encouraged to discuss chronology and make comparisons between the present and the past.

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Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Age 7–11

Related information

Gallery 62–63
Gallery 64

model of boat

Image: model of Egyptian boat.