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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


Teacher private view
Teachers' private view of the BP exhibition Ming: 50 years that changed China

British Museum
Free, booking essential

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

Recommend this event

Private view for teachers

An opportunity for teachers to enjoy an exclusive visit to the exhibition. Plan your visit, enhance your subject knowledge or explore the world of the Ming dynasty.

This event starts at 18.00 on 29 September 2014.

Session lasts 2 hours

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

Age: U

A cloisonné jar, decorated with dragons and imperial mark. China, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, 1426–1435.

Session dates

September 2014

  • Monday 29 September 18.00

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