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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 spotlight talk
Journey to the ancient Egyptian afterlife

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

Alongside students from other schools in one of the Museum’s lecture theatres, your students will find out about the weighing of the heart, discover how the spells and information in the Book of the Dead helped the ancient Egyptians on their journey to the afterlife, and learn about what they expected to find there.

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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Bronze figure of Horus of Pe, from Egypt, Late Period, after 600 BC.


Session dates

May 2014

  • Monday 19 May 10.30 & 12.00

June 2014

  • Monday 2 June 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 19 June 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 23 June 10.30 & 12.00

July 2014

  • Friday 4 July 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 7 July 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 17 July 10.30 & 12.00

September 2014

  • Friday 12 September 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 18 September 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 26 September 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 29 September 10.30 & 12.00

October 2014

  • Monday 6 October 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 16 October 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 20 October 10.30 & 12.00

November 2014

  • Thursday 6 November 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 14 November 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 17 November 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 24 November 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 28 November 10.30 & 12.00

December 2014

  • Thursday 11 December 10.30 & 12.00

January 2015

  • Thursday 8 January 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 16 January 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 19 January 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 26 January 10.30 & 12.00

February 2015

  • Friday 6 February 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 9 February 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 13 February 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 27 February 10.30 & 12.00

March 2015

  • Monday 2 March 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 9 March 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 27 March 10.30 & 12.00

April 2015

  • Thursday 23 April 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 30 April 10.30 & 12.00

May 2015

  • Thursday 7 May 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 14 May 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 18 May 10.30 & 12.00

June 2015

  • Monday 1 June 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 18 June 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 22 June 10.30 & 12.00

July 2015

  • Monday 6 July 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 16 July 10.30 & 12.00

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