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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

 

Middle East and Islamic world

Resources

Middle East and Islamic World

Discover the many cultures of the Middle East and Islamic world, from the ancient civilisations of Persia (Iran), Mesopotamia (Iraq), the Levant (Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel) and Anatolia (Turkey) to the contemporary cultures of the Middle East today.



Discover the Arab world 
Age 12–16

Arab World art and design 
Age 12–16, 16+

Islamic civilisations 
Age 12–16

Sessions

School session

Islam art and belief

KS2

Students discover the part religious belief has played in Islamic design.

School session

Digital Islam

KS3&4

Students discover the part religious belief has played in Islamic design.


 

May 2014

Tuesday 13 May

Wednesday 14 May

Thursday 15 May

June 2014

Thursday 12 June

July 2014

Thursday 3 July