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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.

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View of fleet of sailing ships on river. Railway bridge and European harbour in background. Medium: Albumen print? Format: Mounted on card, second print on other side of card.

View of fleet of sailing ships on river. Railway bridge and European harbour in background. Medium: Albumen print? Format: Mounted on card, second print on other side of card.

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