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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' digital session
African animals


Sessions in 2015
November 6

Sessions in 2016
February 26
June 10

Free, booking required

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

Sponsored by
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Recommend this session

For KS1 students in home educated groups, but any age accepted.

Students identify African animals from models and images and visit the African galleries with digital cameras. They then use tablets to create masks inspired the animals they have learnt about in the session.

Maximum group size: 15 (children and adults)

Cancellation and no-show charges apply.
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Curriculum links: Art and Computing

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