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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

 

Africa

Resources

Africa

Discover inspiring and exciting objects from ancient Egypt and Benin as well as more modern material from all over Africa and contemporary African art.


Africa: art and design 
Age 12–16

The art of Benin 
Age 7–11

Benin visit resource 
Age 7–11

The Wealth of Africa 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Throne of Weapons and the
Tree of Life 

Age 12–16

Understanding masks from Africa 
Age 12–16

Sessions

School session

The people of Benin

KS2

Students examine pictures of the Oba, his staff and the first European visitors.

School session

Africa adorned

KS2

Students explore clothes, jewellery and personal appearance in a selection of African countries.

School session

An African story for young writers

R & KS1

This session uses storytelling and object handling to explore African stories.

School session

African animals

N,R & KS1

Young students identify African animals from models, whiteboard images and video.

School session

Music of Africa

KS1

Students explore rhythms from different regions of Africa and create their own music.

School session

Museum maths

R & KS1

Use the Museum's African galleries to explore shape, pattern, colour and counting.