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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


Home Educators' Workshop
Excavation in Egypt


Sessions in 2014
October 24

Sessions in 2015
February 23
May 21

£2 per student, adults free

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181 or tickets@britishmuseum.org

Recommend this session

For KS2 students in home educated groups, but any age accepted.

Your students will first find out how archaeologists work, next they work like archaeologists themselves.

They use these tecnhiques to investigate a range of objects that might be found in an ancient Egyptian tomb.

Maximum group size: 30 (children and adults)

Cancellation and no-show charges apply.
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Excavation in Egypt workshop

Investigating artefacts at the 'Excavation in Egypt' workshop. © Benedict Johnson