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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 stoneware bottle with long slender neck, globular body and wide, flaring mouthrim.  The bottle has thick, translucent bluish-grey celadon  glaze with wide, irregular crackle stained golden brown, and copper-bound mouth- and foot- rims.

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Guan stoneware bottle with long slender neck, globular body and wide, flaring mouthrim. The bottle has thick, translucent bluish-grey celadon glaze with wide, irregular crackle stained golden brown, and copper-bound mouth- and foot- rims.

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  • Guan stoneware bottle with long slender neck, globular body and wide, flaring mouthrim.  The bottle has thick, translucent bluish-grey celadon  glaze with wide, irregular crackle stained golden brown, and copper-bound mouth- and foot- rims.

    Full: Front

  • Guan stoneware bottle with long slender neck, globular body and wide, flaring mouthrim.  The bottle has thick, translucent bluish-grey celadon  glaze with wide, irregular crackle stained golden brown, and copper-bound mouth- and foot- rims.

    Full: Front

  • Guan stoneware bottle with long slender neck, globular body and wide, flaring mouthrim.  The bottle has thick, translucent bluish-grey celadon  glaze with wide, irregular crackle stained golden brown, and copper-bound mouth- and foot- rims.

    Full: Front

  • Guan stoneware bottle with long slender neck, globular body and wide, flaring mouthrim.  The bottle has thick, translucent bluish-grey celadon  glaze with wide, irregular crackle stained golden brown, and copper-bound mouth- and foot- rims.

    Full: Front

  • Guan stoneware bottle with long slender neck, globular body and wide, flaring mouthrim.  The bottle has thick, translucent bluish-grey celadon  glaze with wide, irregular crackle stained golden brown, and copper-bound mouth- and foot- rims.

    Full: Front

  • Guan stoneware bottle with long slender neck, globular body and wide, flaring mouthrim.  The bottle has thick, translucent bluish-grey celadon  glaze with wide, irregular crackle stained golden brown, and copper-bound mouth- and foot- rims.

    Full: Front

  • Guan stoneware bottle with long slender neck, globular body and wide, flaring mouthrim.  The bottle has thick, translucent bluish-grey celadon  glaze with wide, irregular crackle stained golden brown, and copper-bound mouth- and foot- rims.

    Full: Front

  • Guan stoneware bottle with long slender neck, globular body and wide, flaring mouthrim.  The bottle has thick, translucent bluish-grey celadon  glaze with wide, irregular crackle stained golden brown, and copper-bound mouth- and foot- rims.

    Full: Front