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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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Alabaster wall panel relief fragment; garden scene; birds and a locust in the trees; the king has left his weapons on a table to the right; he reclines on a sofa beneath a vine and his queen sits opposite him; they are drinking and refreshments are on the table; maids fan the royal couple; others bring food or play music; suspended from a tree behind the queen is the head of Teumman, king of Elam; the furniture is very elaborate.

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124920

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Alabaster wall panel relief fragment; garden scene; birds and a locust in the trees; the king has left his weapons on a table to the right; he reclines on a sofa beneath a vine and his queen sits opposite him; they are drinking and refreshments are on the table; maids fan the royal couple; others bring food or play music; suspended from a tree behind the queen is the head of Teumman, king of Elam; the furniture is very elaborate.

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  • Alabaster wall panel relief fragment; garden scene; birds and a locust in the trees; the king has left his weapons on a table to the right; he reclines on a sofa beneath a vine and his queen sits opposite him; they are drinking and refreshments are on the table; maids fan the royal couple; others bring food or play music; suspended from a tree behind the queen is the head of Teumman, king of Elam; the furniture is very elaborate.

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    Full: Front

  • Alabaster wall panel relief fragment; garden scene; birds and a locust in the trees; the king has left his weapons on a table to the right; he reclines on a sofa beneath a vine and his queen sits opposite him; they are drinking and refreshments are on the table; maids fan the royal couple; others bring food or play music; suspended from a tree behind the queen is the head of Teumman, king of Elam; the furniture is very elaborate.

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  • Alabaster wall panel relief fragment; garden scene; birds and a locust in the trees; the king has left his weapons on a table to the right; he reclines on a sofa beneath a vine and his queen sits opposite him; they are drinking and refreshments are on the table; maids fan the royal couple; others bring food or play music; suspended from a tree behind the queen is the head of Teumman, king of Elam; the furniture is very elaborate.

    Full: Front

  • Alabaster wall panel relief fragment; garden scene; birds and a locust in the trees; the king has left his weapons on a table to the right; he reclines on a sofa beneath a vine and his queen sits opposite him; they are drinking and refreshments are on the table; maids fan the royal couple; others bring food or play music; suspended from a tree behind the queen is the head of Teumman, king of Elam; the furniture is very elaborate.

    Full: Front

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    Full: Front

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    Full: Front

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    Full: Front

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    Full: Front

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    Full: Front

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