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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
Decoding ancient Egyptian tomb paintings


Sessions in 2015
December 3

Sessions in 2016
March 7
May 27

Free, booking required

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

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Recommend this session

For KS2 students in home educated groups, but any age accepted.

Students explore ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife and create a digital collage inspired by the paintings from the tomb of Nebamun. Themes discussed in the workshop include family, food, hobbies and the environment of the ancient Egyptians. Links to finished work are sent back to school to continue your learning in the classroom and share with others.

Maximum group size: 30 (children and adults)

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

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Hunting in the marshes

Wall-painting from the tomb-chapel of Nebamun showing hunting in the marshes. From Thebes, Egypt, c1350 BC.