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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

 
Guan-type stoneware vase of archaic bronze hu form with an octagonal body, two tubular lug handles at the neck, two raised horizontal bands around the neck, and a tall foot.  The vase has thick, opaque pale grey glaze with fine irregular crackle stained red-brown.

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Guan-type stoneware vase of archaic bronze hu form with an octagonal body, two tubular lug handles at the neck, two raised horizontal bands around the neck, and a tall foot. The vase has thick, opaque pale grey glaze with fine irregular crackle stained red-brown.

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  • Guan-type stoneware vase of archaic bronze hu form with an octagonal body, two tubular lug handles at the neck, two raised horizontal bands around the neck, and a tall foot.  The vase has thick, opaque pale grey glaze with fine irregular crackle stained red-brown.

    Full: Front

  • Guan-type stoneware vase of archaic bronze hu form with an octagonal body, two tubular lug handles at the neck, two raised horizontal bands around the neck, and a tall foot.  The vase has thick, opaque pale grey glaze with fine irregular crackle stained red-brown.

    Full: Front

  • Guan-type stoneware vase of archaic bronze hu form with an octagonal body, two tubular lug handles at the neck, two raised horizontal bands around the neck, and a tall foot.  The vase has thick, opaque pale grey glaze with fine irregular crackle stained red-brown.

    Full: Front