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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 goes hunting

Classroom resource
Age 7–11

This resource pack contains instructions and resources for five cross-curricular literacy activities. The starting point for each activity is a New Kingdom Egyptian wall painting from the tomb of Nebamun, who lived in the city of Thebes around 1325 BC.

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Download A4 posters, pdf 75kb
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Subjects covered


Age ranges

Age 7–11 (KS2)

Related information

Ancient Egypt

Image: Nebamun hunting in the marshes, fragment of a scene from the tomb-chapel of Nebamun. Thebes, Egypt. Late 18th Dynasty, around 1350 BC