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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

 

School exhibition session
School-exclusive mornings for Ancient lives, new discoveries

British Museum
Free, booking essential

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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For Key Stage 2, 3, 4 and 6th Form

Teacher-led visit to the exhibition Ancient lives, new discoveries on a school exclusive morning. These mornings are not facilitated by British Museum staff.

Cancellation and no-show charges apply. See full terms and conditions

Session lasts 2 hours

Age: Key Stages 2, 3 & 4

Mummy of a priest’s daughter named Tamut in a painted case. From Thebes, Egypt, 22nd Dynasty, c. 900 BC.


Session dates

June 2014

  • Tuesday 24 June 10.00
  • Wednesday 25 June 10.00

July 2014

  • Thursday 3 July 10.00
  • Tuesday 15 July 10.00
  • Wednesday 16 July 10.00

September 2014

  • Monday 22 September 10.00
  • Wednesday 24 September 10.00

October 2014

  • Tuesday 7 October 10.00
  • Wednesday 22 October 10.00

November 2014

  • Thursday 6 November 10.00

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