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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

 
The Miser; act II, scene 6 from a play, interior showing lady holding arm of older man and wiping her eyes, man holds walking stick in his l hand, behind them both and to r dog and cat eat scraps off floor
Pen and grew ink and grey wash

Museum number

1946,0713.1213

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The Miser; act II, scene 6 from a play, interior showing lady holding arm of older man and wiping her eyes, man holds walking stick in his l hand, behind them both and to r dog and cat eat scraps off floor Pen and grew ink and grey wash

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