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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

 
Beehive-shaped porcelain water-pot with wide mouth. The water-pot has pale grey-green glaze. There are carved and incised cloud motifs on the exterior. There is a mark in blue on the base, which has a white glaze.

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Beehive-shaped porcelain water-pot with wide mouth. The water-pot has pale grey-green glaze. There are carved and incised cloud motifs on the exterior. There is a mark in blue on the base, which has a white glaze.

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  • Beehive-shaped porcelain water-pot with wide mouth. The water-pot has pale grey-green glaze. There are carved and incised cloud motifs on the exterior. There is a mark in blue on the base, which has a white glaze.

    Full: Front

  • Beehive-shaped porcelain water-pot with wide mouth. The water-pot has pale grey-green glaze. There are carved and incised cloud motifs on the exterior. There is a mark in blue on the base, which has a white glaze.

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  • Beehive-shaped porcelain water-pot with wide mouth. Pale grey-green glaze. Carved and incised cloud motifs on exterior. Mark in blue on white glazed base.

    Full: Front