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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 Centre for Education
Tickets £1

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

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For Key Stage 2 students

Through an interactive presentation your students will find out about the weighing of the heart, discover how the spells and information in the Book of the Dead helped ancient Egyptians on their journey to the afterlife, and learn about what they expected to find there. Depending on group size, your students may be joined by students from other schools.

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

Maximum group size: 120

Session lasts 45 minutes

Curriculum links: History

Age: Key Stage 2

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


Session dates

June 2015

  • Monday 1 June 10.30 & 12.00
  • Tuesday 16 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

September 2015

  • Monday 14 September 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 17 September 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 24 September 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 25 September 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 28 September 10.30 & 12.00

October 2015

  • Friday 2 October 10.30 & 12.00
  • Wednesday 14 October 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 15 October 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 19 October 10.30 & 12.00

November 2015

  • Thursday 5 November 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 13 November 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 16 November 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 23 November 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 27 November 10.30 & 12.00

January 2016

  • Thursday 7 January 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 15 January 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 18 January 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 28 January 10.30 & 12.00

February 2016

  • Friday 5 February 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 8 February 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 12 February 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 26 February 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 29 February 10.30 & 12.00

March 2016

  • Monday 7 March 10.30 & 12.00

April 2016

  • Monday 11 April 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 15 April 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 18 April 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 25 April 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 29 April 10.30 & 12.00

May 2016

  • Friday 6 May 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 12 May 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 19 May 10.30 & 12.00

June 2016

  • Thursday 9 June 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 13 June 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 27 June 10.30 & 12.00

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