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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


The paintings of the tomb of Nebamun

Classroom resource
Age 7–11

Browse around this remarkable Egyptian tomb examining a selection of the tomb paintings created for the ancient Egyptian official Nebamun during the New Kingdom period.

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Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Ages 7–11 (KS2)

Related information

Ancient Egypt

Image: A feast for Nebamun, the bottom half of a scene from the tomb-chapel of Nebamun. Thebes, Egypt. 18th Dynasty, around 1350 BC.