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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

 

Ancient Rome and Roman Britain

Resources

Ancient Rome and Roman Britain

Uncover unique remains and treasures from Roman Britain. Find out about how Britain became part of Rome but developed its own distinct identity as a province of its Empire.


Celtic design 
Age 7–11

Emperors of Imperial Rome 
Age 7–11

Life in Roman Britain 
Age 7–11

Imperial Rome 
Age 7–11

Roman Britain 
Age 7–11

Roman music 
Age 7–11

Roman Empire 
Age 16+

Romanisation in Britain 
Age 16+

Sessions

School session

Eating and drinking in Roman Britain

KS2

Students explore food and eating habits in Britain 2,000 years ago.

School session

Taught handling sessions for SEN

KS2,3 & 4

Students experience Roman Britain through sight, sound, smell and touch.

School session

Roman Britain treasure challenge video conference

KS2

Connect to the Museum from your classroom to solve exciting challenges about archaeological treasure.

School session

How Roman was Roman Britain?

KS2

Students examine the evidence objects provide about Romanisation in Britain.

School session

What did the Romans use as money?

KS2

Students examine the development of money in Roman Britain and its role in society.