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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
How to find out about Greek life


Sessions in 2014
October 20

Sessions in 2015
January 15
April 23

£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.

In this session focusing on enquiry skills, your students will study the paintings on pots and handle replica Greek objects.

They then learn how to use them to find out about different aspects of life in ancient Greece.

Maximum group size: 30 (children and adults)

Cancellation and no-show charges apply.
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Greek life session

Object handling in the 'How to find out about Greek life' session. © Benedict Johnson