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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 exhibition session
New insights on ancient mummies - facilitated exhibition visit

British Museum
Free, booking essential

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

Recommend this event

For Key Stage 2 students

An opportunity to visit the exhibition and find out more about the eight mummies on display with the help of exhibition facilitators. After lunch, your students will be able to follow up some of the themes of the exhibition independently in the Museum’s Egyptian galleries.

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

Session lasts 2 hours

Age: Key Stage 2

Mummy of a priest’s daughter named Tamut in a painted case. From Thebes, Egypt, 22nd Dynasty, c. 900 BC.

Session dates

June 2014

  • Thursday 26 June 10.00

July 2014

  • Tuesday 1 July 10.00
  • Wednesday 2 July 10.00
  • Tuesday 8 July 10.00
  • Wednesday 9 July 10.00

October 2014

  • Thursday 2 October 10.00
  • Friday 3 October 10.00
  • Thursday 16 October 10.00
  • Friday 17 October 10.00

November 2014

  • Tuesday 4 November 10.00

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