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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

 
Porcelain water-pot in the form of a lotus leaf with an insect on one side, surrounded by stems with flower bud and seed pod resting at the top of the leaf. There are incised lines that accent the form of the leaf.

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Porcelain water-pot in the form of a lotus leaf with an insect on one side, surrounded by stems with flower bud and seed pod resting at the top of the leaf. There are incised lines that accent the form of the leaf.

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  • Porcelain water-pot in the form of a lotus leaf with an insect on one side, surrounded by stems with flower bud and seed pod resting at the top of the leaf. There are incised lines that accent the form of the leaf.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain water-pot in the form of a lotus leaf with an insect on one side, surrounded by stems with flower bud and seed pod resting at the top of the leaf. There are incised lines that accent the form of the leaf.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain water-pot in the form of a lotus leaf with an insect on one side, surrounded by stems with flower bud and seed pod resting at the top of the leaf. There are incised lines that accent the form of the leaf.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain water-pot in the form of a lotus leaf with an insect on one side, surrounded by stems with flower bud and seed pod resting at the top of the leaf. There are incised lines that accent the form of the leaf.

    Full: Front

  • Porcelain water-pot in the form of a lotus leaf with an insect on one side, surrounded by stems with flower bud and seed pod resting at the top of the leaf. There are incised lines that accent the form of the leaf.

    Full: Front