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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


Exhibition resource
Vikings: life and legend Image bank

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Inspire your students with a set of stunning images from the
BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend.

Includes objects from the Viking homelands and the regions where they travelled as raiders and traders.


 Download image resource

 Download including image notes

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