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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


Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler

Classroom resource
Age 7–11, 12–16

The exhibition Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler has now closed but the slideshow can be used in the classroom for sessions on the Aztecs. It includes maps, highlight objects and information about the history of the Aztecs.

Download image bank, ppt 2.4mb 

Subjects covered


Age ranges

Age 7–11 (KS2)
Age 12–16 (KS3 and 4)

Related information

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hands writing on paper