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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

 

Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

Resources

Anglo–Saxons and Vikings

The Museum's unparalleled Anglo-Saxon and Viking collections range from the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea, and from North Africa to Scandinavia.

The centrepiece of the collections is the Anglo-Saxon ship burial from Sutton Hoo in Suffolk – one of the most spectacular and important discoveries in British archaeology and on permanent display in Room 41.


Sutton Hoo 
Age 7–11

Viking craftwork 
Age 7–11

Sessions

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Sutton Hoo headline 
 

KS2

Students use mobile technology to learn about the Anglo-Saxon burial site of Sutton Hoo.

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Taught handling sessions for SEN

KS2, 3 & 4

Students experience Viking Britain through multisensory handling activities.


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Viking Adventures from the British Museum

KS2

This lively and engaging film is the perfect way to draw together some of the key aspects of Viking life.


Books

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