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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
The Persian wars

Clore Centre for Education
Free, booking essential

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

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For Key Stage 2 students

In this gallery-based session, your students will take on roles as Greek envoys, visit the court of the Persian king and meet the King Darius himself. They compare the values of Greece and Persia and experience how there are different points of view about historical events.

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

Maximum group size: 30

Session lasts 90 minutes

Age: Key Stage 2

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Students meet King Darius and hear his account of the Persian Wars. © Benedict Johnson


Session dates

May 2014

  • Monday 19 May 10.30 & 12.30

June 2014

  • Monday 9 June 10.30 & 12.30
  • Thursday 19 June 10.30 & 12.30
  • Monday 23 June 10.30 & 12.30

September 2014

  • Friday 26 September 10.30 & 12.30

October 2014

  • Monday 6 October 10.30 & 12.30
  • Thursday 16 October 10.30 & 12.30

November 2014

  • Monday 3 November 10.30 & 12.30
  • Monday 17 November 10.30 & 12.30

February 2015

  • Monday 2 February 10.30 & 12.30
  • Thursday 26 February 10.30 & 12.30

March 2015

  • Monday 9 March 10.30 & 12.30
  • Friday 20 March 10.30 & 12.30

May 2015

  • Monday 18 May 10.30 & 12.30

June 2015

  • Monday 8 June 10.30 & 12.30
  • Thursday 18 June 10.30 & 12.30

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