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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


Roman Britain

Visit resource
Age 7–11

Find out about the food and drink the Romans consumed, and try out a recipe for honeyed bread. This resource also looks at Roman building techniques and tombstones.

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Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Age 7–11 (KS2)

Related information

Ancient Rome
Gallery 41,
Gallery 49
Gallery 50


Image: the Hinton St Mary mosaic. Dorset, England, Roman Britain, 4th century AD.