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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


Olympic games

Classroom resource
Age 7–11

This resource provides information for teachers on the sporting events and religious rituals of the ancient Olympics. It outlines the background to the games, the different sports, and the programme of events.

Download Word version, 2.8mb 
Download PDF version, 606kb 

Subjects covered


Age ranges

Age 7–11 (KS2)

Related information

Ancient Greece

Image: close-up of sprinting man from clay jar. Greek.