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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 gallery session
Islam: art and belief

Clore Centre for Education
Tickets £50

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

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For Key Stage 2 students

Your students will discover the part religious belief has played in Islamic design. By focusing closely on objects in the gallery, they will explore the creative influences on artists in the context of Islamic life and history.

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

Maximum group size: 30

Session lasts 60 minutes

Age: Key Stage 2

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Mosque lamp, Ottoman, AD 1549, from Iznik, modern Turkey.

Session dates

November 2014

  • Tuesday 11 November 10.30 & 12.30
  • Wednesday 12 November 10.30 & 12.30

March 2015

  • Monday 23 March 10.30 & 12.30
  • Tuesday 24 March 10.30 & 12.30

May 2015

  • Tuesday 12 May 10.30 & 12.30
  • Wednesday 13 May 10.30 & 12.30

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