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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

 
Temptation of St Antony; the saint seated on the ground with legs out-stretched, surrounded by nude women offering him gifts
Oil, over charcoal (?)

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1907,0717.62

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Temptation of St Antony; the saint seated on the ground with legs out-stretched, surrounded by nude women offering him gifts Oil, over charcoal (?)

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