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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


Teacher private view
Teachers' private view of Ancient lives, new discoveries

British Museum
Free, booking essential

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

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Private view for teachers

An opportunity for teachers to visit the exhibition, browse the mummies and objects on display and learn more from one of the exhibition curators. For this private view, there is no limit to the number of tickets which may be booked by a single school – your whole staff could attend the view as an INSET evening.

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

Session lasts 2 hours

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

Session dates

June 2014

  • Monday 23 June 18.00

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