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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


Romanisation in Britain

Classroom resource
Age 16+

Explore the process of Romanisation in Britain. This resource, for A-level students, looks at how Roman and native culture became mixed to create a complex and diverse society in Britain.

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Subjects covered


Age ranges

Age 16+

Related information

Ancient Rome

cavalry combat helmet

Image: cavalry combat helmet. Roman Britain, 1st century AD. From Witcham Gravel, Ely, Cambridgeshire.