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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.

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School spotlight talk
Daily life in ancient Egypt

Clore Education Centre
Tickets £1
£1 per student

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

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For Key Stage 2 students

Your students and students from other schools join a member of the schools team in one of the Museum’s lecture theatres for a slideshow talk exploring the famous tomb-painting of Nebamun hunting in the marshes. They will find out about his life and how one painting can start off enquiries into many aspects of life in ancient Egypt. The session will also consider some key aspects of other early civilisations.

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

Maximum group size: 120

Session lasts 45 minutes

Age: Key Stage 2

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Detail from a wall-painting in the tomb-chapel of Nebamun, Thebes, Egypt, late 18th Dynasty, around 1350 BC.


Session dates

May 2014

  • Thursday 22 May 10.30 & 12.00

July 2014

  • Monday 14 July 10.30 & 12.00

October 2014

  • Thursday 23 October 10.30 & 12.00

November 2014

  • Friday 7 November 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 21 November 10.30 & 12.00

December 2014

  • Friday 5 December 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 8 December 10.30 & 12.00

January 2015

  • Friday 9 January 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 30 January 10.30 & 12.00

February 2015

  • Thursday 26 February 10.30 & 12.00

March 2015

  • Friday 6 March 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 12 March 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 16 March 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 26 March 10.30 & 12.00

May 2015

  • Friday 1 May 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 8 May 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 15 May 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 21 May 10.30 & 12.00

June 2015

  • Friday 5 June 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 25 June 10.30 & 12.00

July 2015

  • Monday 13 July 10.30 & 12.00

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