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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

 
Ostracon, large fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery slightly ribbed vessel, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a brown slip, remains of at least three lines of Coptic text written in black ink and two black-painted decorative motifs.

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EA70766

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Ostracon, large fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery slightly ribbed vessel, the interior is covered with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a brown slip, remains of at least three lines of Coptic text written in black ink and two black-painted decorative motifs.

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