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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


Nebamun: what can you learn from an Egyptian tomb?

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Age 7–11

What can we learn from the wall paintings of this remarkable tomb? This activity encourages the students to look for detail in the paintings to find evidence to answer questions about the ancient Egyptians including the animals they kept and the clothes they wore.

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Subjects covered

Art and Design

Age ranges

Age 7–11 (KS2)

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Ancient Egypt

Image: Surveying the fields for Nebamun, fragment of a scene from the tomb-chapel of Nebamun. Thebes, Egypt. Late 18th Dynasty, around 1350 BC.