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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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table-cloth

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    As2003,22.28

  • Description

    Table-cloth?; made of silk?; rectangle of gold silk, embroidered with four circles, alternating 1) white flower outlined in blue with red leaves, green curvilinear band, fuchsia curvilinear band and 2) eight-pointed star (violet, fuchsia, blue and brown), green curvilinear design, brown curvilinear design; circles surrounded by red zigzag line between two black lines, fuchsia geometric border; black fingerwoven fringe decorated along bottom edge with metal circles sewn along one long side.

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  • Date

    • 2003
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 71 centimetres
    • Width: 240 centimetres
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2003

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    As2003,22.28


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