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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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  • Description

    Pottery sherd.

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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 23 millimetres
    • Width: 23 millimetres
    • Thickness: 9 millimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Noy, Legge & Higgs 1973 bibliographic details
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  • Acquisition notes

    The excavations at Nahal Oren were directed jointly by Tamar Noy of the Israel Museum with Anthony Legge and Eric S Higgs of Cambridge Unversity. Funding was provided by both The Israel Museum and Cambridge University, as well as The British Museum and the finds were divided between the three institutions.

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    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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