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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


Throne of Weapons and the Tree of Life

Classroom resource
Age 12–16

Made from decommissioned weapons, these two powerful objects are used as starting points to stimulate cross-curricular classroom work.

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Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Age 12–16 (KS3 and 4)

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throne of weapons

Image: Throne of weapons. Made by Kester, Maputo, Mozambique, 2001.